Lightning bolt kills tourist in China; 16 injured

Sept. 14, 2013 at 11:20 AM

NINGBO, China, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- One person was killed and 16 were injured Saturday when lightning struck a group of hikers in eastern China, officials said.

The tourists were apparently taking cover from a thunderstorm that moved into the mountain they were hiking in Zhejiang Province, officials in the Beilun District of Ningbo told China's Xinhua news agency.

The identities and nationality of the tourists were not immediately revealed. The injured were treated at area hospitals for burns.

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