People struck by lightning, Sunday, at Venice Beach in Los Angeles


Four people were treated at the scene and the rest were taken to hospitals. One was in grave condition and another in critical condition, according to authorities. According to yet unconfirmed sources, one of them, who was 20 years old, is now dead. Most of those taken to hospitals are expected to recover. “It sounded like a sonic boom”. “It was this giant bolt of lightning across the sky and the loudest thunder I’ve ever hear”, witnesses described what happened. The lightning strikes occurred as a thunderstorm hit the island, causing minor flooding. Hundreds of lightning strikes were reported and the storms moved northwest. A power outage occurred in the area. The National Weather service reported a thunderstorm located between the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Catalina. A special marine warning was issued at the same time.


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