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Moscow construction worker killed by lightning strike in park

Published 27/07/2015 | 10:02

A construction worker died after being struck by lightning in a Moscow park
A construction worker died after being struck by lightning in a Moscow park

A man has been killed by lightning in Russia.

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News agencies quoted investigation spokeswoman Yulia Ivanova as saying he was struck by lightning in a park in the west of Moscow early today and died instantly.

The man is believed to have been a construction worker who was sheltering from heavy rain.

A thunderstorm in Moscow partially flooded several of the capital's streets, with 300 emergency workers dispatched to pump out the water.

A third of the month's average rainfall is expected over the next two days.

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