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Lightning Strike Kills 10-Year-Old

MIDVALE, Utah (AP) — Lightning struck an elementary school shortly after classes were dismissed for the day, killing a 10-year-old girl and injuring six other students.

The girl, who suffered burns and whose heart stopped temporarily, died early Thursday at a hospital.

One other student from Midvalley Elementary was in stable condition, authorities said. Five others were treated and released. The students, ranging in age from nine to 12, were not identified.

The rainstorm and lightning moved in around 2 p.m. Wednesday in this Salt Lake City suburb.

``It's just a case of bad timing,'' city Fire Chief Stephen Higgs said. ``The kids were just getting out of school as the storm passed over.''

Jacob Burton, 12, said he ``felt this big boom that made me jump. I've never heard anything so loud or felt anything so big.''

A 36-year-old man was also injured when lightning struck near his home a few blocks from the school, said Salt lake County Fire Capt. Bill Brass. He was treated at a hospital and released.
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