23 August 2018, 08:19

Tourist dies after lightning strike on Mount Elbrus

On Wednesday, August 22, two tourists suffered in the mountains of Kabardino-Balkaria from a lightning strike. One of them died in rescuers' hands; and his 35-year-old woman-companion was hospitalized.

The lightning struck them at the altitude of 4200-4300 meters, the Ministry for Emergencies (MfE) of Kabardino-Balkaria reports.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on August 22, 2018 at 09:06 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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