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Poland: four hikers killed by lightning in Pieniny mountains


Four people hiking in Pieniny mountains, southern Poland, were killed by lightning, Polish media report.

The four, a couple in their 50s, their daughter and her boyfriend were last seen on Wednesday when they went off the trail in search of shelter from a violent storm.

Four people hiking in Pieniny mountains, southern Poland, were killed by lightning

Four people hiking in Pieniny mountains, southern Poland, were killed by lightning

Their bodies were found on Friday at the bottom of a ravine in the Pieniny mountains, near the Slovak border.

The Polish authorities will investigate the exact cause of death.

“It is extremely rare for a single bolt of lightning to kill four people,” mountain rescue official Mariusz Zarod told the Reuters news agency.