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US Florida woman dies, child hospitalized after lightning strike near park

15:21  19 august  2022
15:21  19 august  2022 Source:   usatoday.com

Mom dies after she was struck by lightning in Florida

  Mom dies after she was struck by lightning in Florida Her child was also hospitalized because of the strike, but the child's current condition is not clear. © / Getty Images Lightning Bolts Above Colorado at Night Police in Winter Springs, which is just north of Orlando, said they responded Thursday afternoon to reports that multiple people had been hit by lightning near a local park. Authorities provided "immediate lifesaving aid" to the mother and child and both were hospitalized.

A mother died Thursday after she was struck by lightning near a Florida park, police said. Her child was also hospitalized in connection to the incident.

Lightning strikes as rain falls. © Michael Chow, The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK Lightning strikes as rain falls.

Police in Winter Springs, just north of Orlando, said they responded Thursday afternoon to reports that multiple people had been hit by lightning near a local park.

At the scene, officers rendered aid to a woman and her child and transported both of them to a local hospital.

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The police later reported that the woman, whom police have not identified, later died. The child's condition was not immediately known.

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"City staff extends our deepest condolences to the family and will keep them in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time," police posted on Facebook.

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