Lightning kills four members of same family in Brazil

March 27, 2012

AP/KSNT, 03/26/2012

Four members of the same Brazilian family were killed by a lightning strike during a heavy storm in the Amazon region.

Brazil’s national space institute known as Inpe tracks lightning strikes in Brazil.

It says in a Monday statement that one 30-year-old man and three girls died after lightning hit a tree they were standing under in Para state. They had been in the jungle picking fruit.

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