Lightning kills 3 in Argentina
Published 10/01/2014 | 03:52
A lightning strike in Argentina has killed at least three people and injured 22 in a coastal community.
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".