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MCKENZIE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a boy has been killed by a lightning strike in western Tennessee.

WBBJ-TV reports that the Weakley County Sheriff’s Office issued a news release saying the 7-year-old boy was among a group of children who were playing by a tree that was hit by lightning on Monday in McKenzie.

A medical examiner has ruled the boy’s death an accident. His name was not immediately released.


Information from: WBBJ-TV,