Lightning kills seven from same Mexico family

July 25, 2015 5:06 pm
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The town where the tragedy took place is in the mountainous Sierra Gorda region/AFP
The town where the tragedy took place is in the mountainous Sierra Gorda region/AFP
MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Jul 25 – Four children were among seven people from the same family killed in a devastating lightning strike in rural Mexico on Friday, authorities said.

Another child and a 26-year-old woman were also injured as the group worked in a field during a violent storm in the town of Mesa Cuata, in the central Guanajuato state.

The dead children were aged three, five, nine and 14, a Guanajuato civil protection official told AFP by telephone.

The other victims were three women aged 19, 32 and 44.

The town where the tragedy took place is in the mountainous Sierra Gorda region.

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