Headline — 25 August 2018 — by Courtney Menzies
9-year-old girl dies after being struck by lightning

NA LUM CAH VILLAGE, Toledo District, Thurs. Aug. 23, 2018– There are reports coming out of Toledo that a little girl died after being struck by lightning.

Although very few details are available at this time, reports indicate that Sylvia Bol, 9, was standing under a cohune tree for shelter from the rain while her mother was washing clothes in a nearby creek. The lightning that struck her caused severe burns all over her body.

Bol was pronounced dead just after 5 p.m. There was another student who was standing nearby who also suffered minor injuries.

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