Three killed in beach lightning strike

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Lightning Strikes Argentina Beach and Kills Three


Three people died on an Argentinian beach when lightning hit on Thursday afternoon.

22 other people were injured when the bolt of lightning struck the beach packed with tourists.

One witness told Sky News: "The lightning hit and then there were people lying all over the beach."

According to The Huffington Post, 16 injured adults and six children were taken to hospital after the lightning strike in the town of Villa Gesell, 200 miles east of Buenos Aires.

Argentina's National Weather Service said 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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