Chinese couple struck dead by lightning on Great Wall

June 14, 2009 10:28

Lightning struck and killed a recently married Chinese couple as they climbed an undeveloped section of the Great Wall in Beijing, a state-controlled newspaper said Sunday. The force of the lightning strike caused the pair to fall from the 50-meter-high wall in Huairou, a Beijing suburb, the Beijing Times newspaper reported. Rescuers arrived about two hours later but the couple, who married late last year, had already stopped breathing, the report said. They were both 27 years old. Calls to authorities in Huairou rang unanswered Sunday.

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