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Lighting kills Czech tourist in Slovak mountains

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Bratislava, July 26 (CTK) – A Czech tourist, 36, did not survive the strike by a lightning in the Western Tatra Mountains in Slovakia on Tuesday, the mountain rescue service has said, adding that the called-in emergency medical staff were unable to help him.

The accident occurred at around noon when a strong storm hit the mountains.

The lightning struck the tourist right on the ridge between the mountains Predny Salatin and Brestova.

The Czech tourist lost consciousness and suffered a serious head injury. His relatives and other hikers tried to get him out of the ridge as soon as possible.

A helicopter with a doctor flew to the place, but even his effort to resuscitate the man lasting 45 minutes could not save him.

Storms appeared in several regions in Slovakia in the past days. Due to this, the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute issued the second degree of storm warning for most Slovakia on Tuesday.

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