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Four killed by freak lightning strike in Polish mountains

Rescue workers have said it is “extremely rare” for a single bolt of lightning to kill four people, and authorities are continuing to investigate the deaths.

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FOUR PEOPLE HIKING in southern Polish mountains have been found dead after apparently being struck by lightning.

Those who died included a couple aged in their 50s, their daughter and her boyfriend. They were last seen on Wednesday, when they had gone off trail in order to search for shelter from a violent storm, the BBC reports.

Their bodies were discovered yesterday in a ravine in the Pieniny mountains.

Polish authorities are trying to establish an exact cause of death, with rescue official Mariusz Zarod telling reporters: “It is extremely rare for a single bolt of lightning to kill four people”.

The victims were all from Warsaw, Fox reports.

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