Lightning kills 2, injures 20 in Vietnam

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Two people were killed and 20 others were injured in a lightning strike in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai Thursday.

According to local authorities, a thunderstorm and heavy rains lashed Mang Yang District for more than an hour from around 4 p.m.

Twenty-two workers hired by a company to plant trees near Gia Trung Prison took shelter in four tents, when lightning struck the tents, burning them down. Two people died on the spot.

The injured were taken to the Mang Yang District Health Center.

Preliminary investigations show the lightning may have passed through electricity cables going into the tents.

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