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Mildura student taken to hospital after being hit by lightning

Friday September 13, 2013 - 12:21 EST

A 16-year-old girl has escaped serious injury after a suspected lightning strike in north-western Victoria.

Ambulance crews were called to Irymple Secondary College near Mildura, at 9:00am (AEST) after the girl felt a jolt through her hand while holding an umbrella.

She was taken to the Mildura Base Hospital with sore arms but no other serious injuries.


- ABC

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