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Four people fatally struck by lightning in northern Vietnam

Four people fatally struck by lightning in northern Vietnam

Friday, May 13, 2022, 13:14 GMT+7
Four people fatally struck by lightning in northern Vietnam
The location where three people were fatally struck by lightning in Thai Binh Province, Vietnam, May 12, 2022. Photo: Bui Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

Four people were killed after being struck by lightning in two separate incidents in Thai Binh and Hung Yen Provinces, northern Vietnam on Thursday.

Le Van Luu, chairman of the People’s Committee in Thuy Thanh Commune, Thai Thuy District, Thai Binh, confirmed that three residents had been struck by lightning while riding their motorcycles on Provincial Highway No. 456 at around 4:10 pm.

There was a downpour accompanied by a thunderstorm in the locale at that time, Luu added.

The victims were rushed to the commune’s medical station but died en route.

They were later identified as Dinh Ba Trong, 50, Nguyen Thi Quy, 36, and Nguyen Cong Duc – Quy’s 16-year-old son.

On the same day, a 54-year-old woman named L. from Le Xa Commune, Tien Lu District, Hung Yen Province was fatally struck by lightning while she was heading back home from a paddy field.

It was raining heavily at the time, according to Bui Van Lap, the commune chairman.

Local authorities have provided VND2 million (US$86) to help support the victims’ families, Lap added.

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