Saturday 20 January 2018

Lightning strike kills at least 3 people in freak storm

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".

AP

Press Association

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