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2 Killed When Lightning Hits Ariz. Scenic Overlook

A man and woman were killed and a boy injured
Updated Thursday, July 25, 9:21 a.m.
Married Couple Struck by Lightning Overlooking Arizona Cliff
FREDONIA, Ariz. (AP) - Two people were killed and a boy injured when lightning struck near a scenic overlook in northern Arizona.

Coconino County Sheriff's officials say the names of the man and woman who died were being withheld until relatives could be notified.

The two lived outside the United States, but their hometowns and ages weren't immediately available and it's unclear if they were a couple.

Sheriff's officials say a lightning bolt struck about 3 p.m. Tuesday in the area of the LeFevre Scenic Outlook on Highway 89A some eight miles north of Jacobs Lake.

The man and woman were in a group of people at the overlook and were pronounced dead at the scene.

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pgypsy46

Beautiful views from that lookout, the Vermilion cliffs and the Colorado River before it enters the Grand Canyon, but this is the Monsoon season and thunder storms spring up suddenly, being on a high point is not the best thing to do. The story mentions they were not from America and being tourists they probably weren't aware of the danger.

July 25 2013 at 3:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
J

Sounds like they were illegal aliens

July 25 2013 at 12:44 PM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
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deb.downer

you are a stupid idiot.

July 25 2013 at 4:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rb453

I guess the view was....

*Puts on sunglasses*

Electrifying.

July 25 2013 at 12:26 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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deb.downer

you are a mean idiot.

July 25 2013 at 4:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
toddpugz

SHOCKING!!

July 25 2013 at 12:10 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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deb.downer

you are a mean idiot, too.

July 25 2013 at 4:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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