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Man dies after being struck by lightning

Chetumal, Q.R. — A man has died after being struck by lightning Sunday near the state capital city of Chetumal.

Municipal police report that a man lost his life on Sunday evening after being struck by lightning in an area near the town of Raudales in the Chetumal Bay. The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. while the man was enjoying family day at El Mirador with his wife and three-year-old daughter.

Family members who were waiting for them saw what happened and ran to help by getting a boat to move them to the town of Raudales, the closest place with facilities.

Police say all three were taken to hospital with burns, however the father, who suffered the most direct hit, died from severe burns.