Published On: Mon, Aug 31st, 2015

Lightning killed two teenagers in Playa del Carmen

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Two thirteen year old girls died as they were struck by lightning on Friday August 28th, while walking along the beach near Fraccionamiento Playacar, in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.

After the fatal incident, authorities of Civil Protection and Public Security, as well as paramedics of the Red Cross rushed to the scene to aid the minors, however, by the time they got there, two of them unfortunately showed no vital signs.

The children were identified as Paula Cordova Cantoral, Andrea and Maria Eugenia Sandoval Hernandez Aceves Pulido.

The tragic incident occurred at 17:00 hours on Friday at a beach located in Playacar. (Photo: Noticias Aqui)

The tragic incident occurred at 17:00 hours on Friday August 28th at a beach located in Playacar, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo. (Photo: Noticias Aqui)

Paula and Andrea died instantly when struck by lightning, while the third young girl, Maria Eugenia, was taken to hospital Constamed, in Playa del Carmen, where she was kept under observation for 12 hours, and then declared out of danger and therefore discharged on Saturday August 29th, according to local sources.

Initially, local media had reported the death of three young people, which was discarded later.



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