A lightning strike killed three people and injured twenty two others on a beach in Argentina.
An eyewitness, Rafael Vinuela, said, “We were hiding in a tent to take shelter from the storm when we felt an explosion, and then I saw my friend thrown to the ground.”
Rafael ran to find a doctor after seeing that his friend’s arm was burnt.
“When they arrived, they told us that he had died”, he added.
The deceased were vacationing in the area as it is summer in Argentina.
According to CNN, the storm struck the seaside community of Villa Gessell. Located about 230 miles (375 km) southeast of the country’s capital around 5pm. The injured victims included 16 adults and six children.
The Buenos Aires province Gov Daniel Sciolio described the incident as a tragedy that surprised families at the beach.