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Lightning kills 3 in Argentina

Published 10/01/2014 | 03:52

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A lightning strike in Argentina has killed at least three people

A lightning strike in Argentina has killed at least three people and injured 22 in a coastal community.

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The Telam state news agency says the lightning bolt struck yesterday afternoon in Villa Gesell, a town 200 miles east of the capital Buenos Aires.

The 16 adults and six children injured were taken to a local hospital. Officials say two women suffered serious injuries.

Argentina's National Weather Service says the lightning was caused by a sudden storm with "a great movement of ascending air and water and lots of electrical activity".

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