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Lightning strike in Merthyr: girl taken to hospital

  • 5-9-2011

A girl has been taken to hospital after possibly being struck by lightning in Merthyr Tydfil.

Firefighters were called to a house at King Edward Villas at about 1715 BST after reports of a lightning strike hitting a property.

An elderly woman was also examined by paramedics at the scene but was not taken to hospital for treatment.

South Wales crews used thermal imaging cameras at the scene of the strike but there was no fire at the property.

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