QUANG TRI, Vietnam - A woman in central Quang Tri province died yesterday when she was struck by lightning on her way back home from a farm field.
Authorities in the province's Trieu Long Commune announced in the morning that the 54-year-old woman was struck dead by lightning.
The woman, who was working on her rice field, was rushing home as it was about to rain, but was hit by a lightning bolt.
Although some locals took her to a hospital, she reportedly died on the way.
The commune authorities said that lightning has been occurring in high frequency these days and cautioned farmers to avoid fields or tall trees.