Lightning kills woman and baby

By Drum Digital
21 December 2014

A woman and a six-month-old baby died when they were struck by lightning in Mphondi near Nqutu, KwaZulu-Natal.

A woman and a six-month-old baby died when they were struck by lightning in Mphondi near Nqutu, KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics said.

A 28-year-old man and his four-year-old daughter were also injured by the lightning on Saturday evening, said emergency medical services spokesman Robert McKenzie.

Earlier on Saturday, a 28-year-old woman, a 12-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl were seriously injured by lightning in the area.

"In both cases, it is not known how close the lightning strikes were to the affected patients," said McKenzie.

The injured were treated on scene and were taken to the Nquthu hospital.

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