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1 killed, 1 injured by apparent lightning strike

July 10, 2018

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say one man has died and another was critically injured in an apparent lighting strike in Florida.

The Palm Beach Post reports that paramedics responded Tuesday afternoon to a Lake Worth neighborhood for a possible electrocution. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue says the men were taken to a nearby hospital, where one was pronounced dead.

A neighbor who was sitting outside said he heard several loud booms as lightning lit up his backyard. He said the men, who worked for a pest control service, had been in a wooded area behind the homes.

A medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine an official cause of death. The names of the victims weren’t immediately released.

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Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com

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