A freak accident happened in Shenzhen on Sunday night, according to a report in the Shenzhen Daily.
A woman and her two friends were hiking on Wutong Mountain when a thunder and lightning storm rolled through Shenzhen. The mountain is home to a number of trees known as phoenix trees (Delonix regia) in China, which are tall and particularly susceptible to lightning strikes.
At one point in the evening, the woman was struck by a lightning bolt. Her two friends nearby were also injured, and all three were rushed to hospital. The woman was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
Shenzhen reminds people again to be careful when out and about, especially during bad weather. We are in storm season down here, so be mindful of weather changes.