- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

MYAKKA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after they say a farmworker was struck and killed by lightning in Florida.

News agencies report the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office says the man was struck Monday evening.

Deputies say the 47-year-old victim, who worked at the Falkner Farm, was helping two other farmworkers load a truck when the storm began just after 5 p.m.

Authorities say all three workers were struck by lightning and taken to the hospital, where one of them was pronounced dead.

The victim’s name has not been released.


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