Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Six people struck dead by lightning in Lang Son

These 8 people, from 12 to 50 years old, were hiding from rain in a tent on a hill when they were struck by lightning. Injured people are now treated at Lang Son Hospital. 

At the same time, three others, including two old women and one child, were struck by lightning in Cao Loc district, Lang Son province. 

These people were leading buffalo home in the rain when they were hit by lightning. An old woman and a child died on the spot. The remaining woman was seriously injured.

Local authorities have granted $250 to victim’s families. Local people have also been informed of not going out when it rains.