Lightning kills boy, horse in Mexico

July 30th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS  

San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico), July 30 (IANS/EFE) An eight-year-old boy and the horse he was riding were struck by lightning and killed in an ecological park in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, authorities said.

The lightning bolt also injured two of the boy’s female cousins, ages eight and 16, officials said Thursday.

The three children on a visit from Mexico City were horseback-riding together, but the injuries to the two girls were so slight they required no hospitalisation.


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