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Ice Bucket Challenge injures firefighters in US

Published on Aug 22, 2014 8:02 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Four US firefighters were injured, two seriously, on Thursday as they were helping run a so-called Ice Bucket Challenge at a Kentucky university.

"We express heartfelt sympathy and prayers for the families of the firefighters who were injured," Campbellsville University university president Michael Carter said in a statement.

The university declined to give details of the accident, but said no students were hurt.

Local media said that two firefighters were moving the apparatus after the student challenge when a power arc occurred near the power lines, striking and seriously injuring them.

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