Lightning kills father, son in Colombia

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A father and son were struck and killed by lightning as they were seeking shelter from a thunderstorm under a tree, Colombian media reported Saturday.
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A father and son were struck and killed by lightning as they were seeking shelter from a thunderstorm under a tree, Colombian media reported Saturday.

The victims were identified as Omar Fajardo Rivera and his son Diego.The two were planting sugarcane when the storm suddenly struck. They both died on site, according to the Caracol News network.

The incident took place in a village of Popayan in southwest Colombia.

A four-year-old who accompanied them survived and has been hospitalized.

The dry thunderstorm was "very violent. I have never seen so much lightning one after another," said Nelly Rivera, a relative of the victims.

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