Eastern Cape - A 17-year-old boy died and a 16-year-old girl was injured when lightning struck them at Msintsane, near Mthatha, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

The teenagers were caught in a thunderstorm on their way home on Monday, Lieutenant-Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela said.

“The boy died and the girl is in a critical condition in hospital. She suffered burn wounds.” - Sapa