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26 Jul 2015
8:59 am

Two in hospital after being struck by lightning


Emergency services in KwaZulu-Natal were called out on Saturday night to treat two young children who were suspected of having been struck by lightning.

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Robert Mckenzie, spokesperson for the provincial Emergency Medical Services, said: “Paramedics from KZN Emergency Medical Services have treated two children, after lightening reportedly struck their house. Paramedics received frantic calls for assistance just before 7pm.

“Paramedics responded to the rural house hold in eSidumbini, in the Ilembe district of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Paramedics were directed to the two children, a girl aged six years old and a four year old boy. The children were both in a critical condition and paramedics worked frantically to treat them, before transporting them to Montebello hospital for continued medical care.”

Rain and inclement weather conditions have continued in the province on Saturday and weree expected to continue throughout the weekend.