Woman struck by lightning

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Pretoria - A Pretoria woman was struck by lightning on Tuesday afternoon, paramedics said.

Paramedics were called out to Kilner Park in Pretoria where they found the woman lying on the ground, said Netcare 911 spokeswoman Santi Steinmann.

“The woman said she was walking down the road, when she was struck by lightning and fell to the ground,” Steinmann said.

“Due to the fall, the woman sustained a fracture to her right leg.”

The woman, 47, was struck around 3.40pm.

She was treated on the scene before being transported to Steve Biko Academic Hospital for further care. - Sapa


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