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A mother and daughter living near 83rd Street and 11th Avenue were rushed to the hospital early Tuesday morning after being shocked by downed wires.

Heavy rainfall and downed wires left more than 700 Dyker Heights residents without power early Tuesday, August 15 and even left two hospitalized.

According to reports, a mother and her 18-year-old daughter living near 83rd Street and 11th Avenue were rushed to the hospital just before 4:30 a.m. after suffering intense electrical shocks while investigating a flaming tree outside of their home.

The pair was first awoken by the sound of several loud explosions. Those explosions, reports claim, were Con Edison’s power lines – which run through the branches of the tree – snapping, which eventually scorched the family’s tree.

According to Con Edison, 27,000 volts of power run through the wires that were down.

By 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, nearly half of the agency’s customers without power were still in the dark. Power, however, returned to the majority of residents by mid-afternoon Tuesday.

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