Lightning Kills Seven and Injures 67 at a South Africa Nursery School

By By Vickie Frantz Staff Writer
November 28, 2010, 6:06:12 AM EST

During a Christmas party at a nursery school in the African providence of KwaZulu-Natal, located in the southeast, lightning entered through a window.

"A warm front that was over the area lifted, triggering a sudden thunderstorm," said Meteorologist, Mark Paquette.

The lightning killed seven people and injuring 67 others. According to, the nursery school director, two parents, two teachers, a gardener and a 4-year old child were killed. As of Saturday morning, approximately 30 of the injured were still hospitalized. The provincial welfare minister's department will provide assistance to the injured and pay for the funerals, according to

"During thunderstorms, people should stay away from windows," said Meteorologist, Meghan Evans.


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