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Australia Seasonal farm worker dies after lightning strike on Berry Springs farm south of Darwin

07:51  28 november  2021
07:51  28 november  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

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A 34-year-old man has died overnight in hospital after being struck by lightning earlier last week, while working on a mango farm in Berry Springs . All three men are foreign nationals who were in Australia as part of the seasonal worker program. The Northern Territory's mango industry relies on the labour of foreign seasonal workers . (ABC News: Samantha Dick). The Consul-General for Timor Leste in Darwin , Celio Moniz, said the man was from Timor-Leste and had been mourned by the local community at a church mass in the Darwin on Sunday.

Spring has definitely not sprung in Spain's Costa Blanca with unsettled weather bringing rain, strong winds and freezing temperatures for weeks now. On top of horror stories of flooding, electricity and internet blackouts and fallen trees, Murcia has suffered a terrible tragedy after a farm worker died during a storm this week. The deceased farmer was working in the area of Murcia where the worst of the rain fell in the lead-up to the raging storm on Thursday when he was killed by the lightning strike , according to Spanish daily Murcia Today; some 20 millimetres of rain fell, according to Aemet.

The man had left his home in Timor-Leste to work on a mango farm in Berry Springs. (ABC Rural: Matt Brann) © Provided by ABC NEWS The man had left his home in Timor-Leste to work on a mango farm in Berry Springs. (ABC Rural: Matt Brann)

A 34-year-old man has died overnight in hospital after being struck by lightning earlier last week, while working on a mango farm in Berry Springs.

NT WorkSafe said in statement "preliminary findings indicate three men were working from the back of a trailer being towed by a tractor on a mango farm when lightning struck a nearby tree."

"It appears the lightning has arced from the tree towards the trailer, injuring three workers."

The trio was taken to hospital.

The 34 year-old was admitted to the intensive care unit at Royal Darwin Hospital and on Saturday died from his injuries.

All three men are foreign nationals who were in Australia as part of the seasonal worker program.

The Consul-General for Timor Leste in Darwin, Celio Moniz, said the man was from Timor-Leste and had been mourned by the local community at a church mass in the Darwin on Sunday.

NT WorkSafe are conducting inquiries and along with police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

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