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17 Foxconn workers struck by lightning on Huizhou mountain

Posted: 05/3/2013 7:00 am

Seventeen people were injured when struck by lightning on Luofu Mountain in Huizhou on April 30, Nanfang Daily reports. The incident happened at around 2 p.m. when the party was descending the mountain at about 800 meters above sea level.

Seven of the injured have been discharged from hospital, nine are still in hospital in Changning Village and one has been transferred to Guangzhou eye hospital.

Thirty year-old Luo Bo, from Guangyuan in Sichuan Province, was leading the party of colleagues from the Foxconn factory in Longxi Village. During a thunderstorm, they took shelter under a rock when lightning struck.

Luo was the first to come round and he saw that his colleague, Gong Xinli, was the most seriously injured. He was lying prostrate on the ground and there was blood on his neck and coming out of his nose. Two of their female colleagues were unconscious.

They were taken to hospital and now none is in a critical condition.

In 2009, one was killed and four were injured during a lightning strike in Huizhou.

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