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Lightning kills six adults in a family in the Mixe of Oaxaca

02 Apr

Two children were injured in the same house, after a heavy rain with hail hit the area

Lightning kills six adults in a family in the Mixe of Oaxaca

OAXACA, April 1. – Six members of a family died struck by lightning on Saturday night in the brush, in the municipality of Santiago Atitlán, in the Mixe, said the director of the State Institute of Civil Protection ( IEPC), Manuel Maza Sanchez.

The official said that a rescue group moved into that community, but it was impossible to enter the site due to the amount of hail that fell in the area, so it is unknown what the status of damage or victims.

According to official reports, the child survived Francisco Jimenez Martinez, three years old, and his sister Idalia, six, although both have first-degree burns, so they were taken to hospital Tamazulapam, Mixes.

The lightning strike caused the deaths of Agrippina Martinez Gomez, Juana Jimenez Diaz, Virginia Jimenez Martinez, Olivia Martinez Jimenez, Innocent and Hector Jimenez Jimenez Gonzalez Gonzalez, apparently members of one family, who were in a home.

This afternoon, the governor Gabino Cue confirmed the death of six people and sends his condolences, in addition to reporting their movement to that area in the region of the Sierra Norte, this through his account on Twitter.

Remember that the September 28, 2010, heavy rains in the Mixe caused a landslide in the center of Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, which left 12 people dead.

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