Lightning kills seven from same Mexico family


MEXICO CITY: Four children were among seven people from the same family killed in a devastating lightning strike in rural Mexico on Friday (Saturday in Manila), authorities said. Another child and a 26-year-old woman were also injured as the group worked in a field during a violent storm in the town of Mesa Cuata, in the central Guanajuato state. The dead children were aged three, five, nine and 14, a Guanajuato civil protection official told Agence France-Presse by telephone. The other victims were three women aged 19, 32 and 44. The town where the tragedy took place is in the mountainous Sierra Gorda region.



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