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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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Man dies after Venice Beach lightning strike

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

Lifeguards bring a victim of the strike to shore on Venice Beach. Credit: Reuters

Twelve other people were injured on the beach, with one still in a critical condition in hospital.

A 57-year-old man was also hit on a golf course on Catalina Island.

A witness earlier described seeing a "big flash of light and a boom" when the lightning struck.

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