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Summer lightening kills 3 in Ukraine

08-20-2012 17:55 BJT

KIEV, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Three people were killed when summer lightning struck a bus stop near a village in southern Ukraine, authorities said Monday.

Two males and a female were killed Sunday at the bus stop near Krasnoarmejskoe village in the eastern Crimean peninsula after lightening hit.

Lightning strikes have killed at least eight Ukrainians so far this year, while around 10 people were injured.

Lightning, which frequently occurs during rainy summers, kills an average of 18 people annually in Ukraine and often causes fire, especially in the rural areas.

According to local experts, people's poor awareness of protecting themselves from lightening strikes is the main cause of the deaths.

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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