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California lightning strike leaves one dead and 13 injured

A 20-year-old man has died after lightning struck 14 people at Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Catalina Island.

One witness described seeing a "flash of light and a boom" as the lightning struck.

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California lightning hits 14 with two critically injured

At least 14 people have been hit by lightning during thunderstorms in southern California, leaving two people in a critical condition in hospital.

Thirteen people - including a 15-year-old were struck at Venice Beach in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon.

A 57-year-old man was injured by the strikes on a golf course on Catalina Island.

He is reported to be in a stable condition.

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