CAO BANG (VNS) — A man died Monday night after being hit by lightning during torrential rain in Thong Nong District in the mountainous northern province of Cao Bang, the district's Committee for Flood and Storm Control has said.
The victim, Hoang Van Huyen, 32, a resident of Binh Lang Commune, was struck while preparing dinner with an electric cooker at home.
Local authorities visited the victim's family and gave them VND6 million (US$280) to help support them.
Huyen was the third person killed by lightning so far this year in Thong Nong District. — VNS