Lightning strikes kill 3, injure many others across Turkey
An injured person is carried to a hospital in Denizli following a deadly lightning strike.A series of lightning strikes across the country has killed three people and injured 19 others as most of Turkey is affected by heavy rains and storms.
Lightning hit a tree under which citizens had taken refuge May 23 in the western province of Denizli’s Kale district, killing one and injuring three others, while a similar incident in the eastern province of Batman killed two bothers.
The victims in Kale were agricultural workers at a tobacco plantation.
In Batman, 18-year-old Müslüm Çöl and his 12-year-old brother, İsmail, were working in their vineyard when they attempted to take shelter under a tree due to heavy rains.
Meanwhile, 16 people were injured in the same province's Kozluk district on May 23 during a visit to a tomb when a lightning strike hit the area. None of the victims' injuries were life-threatening, Doğan news agency reported.