Lightning claims woman's life in Vietnam's Quang Tri province

Lightning claims woman's life in Vietnam's Quang Tri province

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.

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