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.
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18:14 EDT New Zealand's weather bureau has issued strong wind and gale force wind warnings as ex-tropical cyclone Lusi moves over the North Island.