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Lightning strike kills mother, hurts two others in Florida

A mother is dead and two other people, including a child; they were injured when lightning hit a tree in Seminole County, Florida.

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The lightning strike happened at Trotwood Park, near Keeth Elementary School as the mother and her child were waiting for another child to leave school for the day, police said, according to WFTV.

They have not been identified.

Officials said they were not directly hit but were shocked when lighting energized the ground by the tree they were standing under, WFTV reported.

The family also had their dog with them who was also shocked.

The child and dog both will be OK as is an 18-year-old who was standing nearby, WFTV.com.

Counselors will be available at the school to help faculty and students.

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