Alpes-Maritimes: A Child in Serious Condition after Being Struck by Lightning

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A child of 9 years old struck by lightning in the Alpes-Maritimes.

Sunday 7th July 2019, a child was transported in serious condition to the hospital, after being struck by lightning in Vallauris (Alpes-Maritimes).

Sunday, July 7, 2019, a child was struck by lightning in Vallauris, a town located about fifteen kilometres from Antibes (Alpes-Maritimes), reports France Bleu.

He was accompanied by his father when a bolt of lightning struck him.

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Transported in serious condition

The storm was brief, and no other person was touched. Arriving on site, the firefighters discovered the unconscious child. He was immediately transported to the Lenval Hospital in Nice, in serious condition.

In shock, the victim’s parents were also taken care of.

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