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  • 10 January 2014, 11:27

Argentina: Three Killed In Lightning Strike

Three people have been killed and 15 injured after a bolt of lightning hit a beach packed with holidaymakers.

"The lightning hit and then there were people lying all over the beach," one witness said.

"We ran with my father to help but it was ugly because all of them (the injured) were screaming and no one really knew what to do.

"We did what we could - it was the best that could be done."

Witnesses described panicked tourists running from the scene and rushing to check if loved ones were safe.

The lightning strike happened at the Villa Gesell beach 200 miles (300km) south of Buenos Aires.

A lifeguard who saw the bolt hit the beach said: "Some people had pain in their feet, some people were in convulsions and some were under cardiac arrest."

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