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Lightning claims woman's life in Quang Tri

Update: May, 18/2015 - 18:16
Authorities cautioned farmers to avoid fields or tall trees. — VNS Photo Hue Phong

QUANG TRI (VNS) — A woman in central Quang Tri province died yesterday when she was struck by lightning on her way back home from a farm field.

Authorities in the province's Trieu Long Commune announced in the morning that the

54-year-old woman was struck dead by lightning. The woman, who was working on her rice field, was rushing home as it was about to rain, but was hit by a lightning bolt.

Although some locals took her to a hospital, she reportedly died on the way.

The commune authorities said that lightning has been occurring in high frequency these days and cautioned farmers to avoid fields or tall trees. — VNS

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