Mon, 03 Sep 2012 22:07 CDT
Two young girls, one of them pregnant, were struck by lightning and killed on Sunday September 2 in the remote community of La Chumicosa on Sunday. The girls, aged 10 and 16 were sitting under a mango tree watching a football game in Olá district of Cocle. Witnesses said there had been drizzle, but no stormswhen lightning struck the tree, killing the two girls.
The local deputy who visited the scene, called for a public awareness program. to help the population understand precautions to be taken when there is thunder and lightning.