Seven dead and around 67 wounded in South Africa, following a violent storm

Seven people were killed and 67 were injured after a storm accompanied by lightning, which broke out during a Christmas party organized by a nursery in the province of KwaZulu Natal, located in eastern South Africa.

“It was cloudy and suddenly a storm broke. Lightning caused the deaths of five people on the spot and two other victims died later in hospital,” said a local representative of preventive services.

The incident occurred Friday in a remote village after parents and children had gathered for a Christmas party organized by a nursery, said source said, adding that the wounded were hospitalized.

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Posted by E.Hillwig on Nov 27 2010. Filed under Featured News, Travel. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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