|A doctor examines for Niên at the health centre.— Photo vietnamnet.vn|Viet Nam News
NGHỆ AN — Four members of a family, including an 18-month-old baby, were struck by lightning on Monday afternoon inside their house in central Nghệ An province’s Quỳ Hợp commune.
The victims include Sầm Thị Niên, 79; Lô Thị Đào and Trương Thị Hà, both 21, and 18-month-old Sầm Khải Minh. They fainted immediately as lightning struck their house. However, Đào regained consciousness soon and called out to neighbours for help.
The victims were rushed to Quỳ Hợp Health Centre for treatment. Their condition is stable.
In another instance, a 20-year-old man was killed after being struck by lightning on Sunday in Châu Phong Commune as he was sitting in his house and playing games on his mobile phone while it was charging. — VNS