Lightning strikes kill three and injure 22 more on beach in Argentina

Posted on January 10, 2014 • Filed under: Argentina, Tourist Dies, Tourist Injured, Tourist Warning, Travel Weather Issues

According to CNN, a lightning strike killed three people on a beach in Argentina Thursday and injured 22 others, state media reported. “We were hiding in a tent to take shelter from the storm when we felt an explosion, and then I saw my friend thrown to the ground,” Rafael Viñuela told the state-run Telam news agency. He ran to find a doctor after seeing that his friend’s arm was burned. “When they arrived, they told us that he had died,” he told Telam. The state news agency reported that another victim, a 17-year-old, was playing soccer on the beach when the lightning hit, killing him and injuring several members of his family. Read article

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