September 3rd, 2013
02:49 AM ET

Miami-area lightning strike kills 1

A lightning strike in metropolitan Miami Monday afternoon killed a man and injured two of his friends, police said.

Andres Telles, 31, and his friends, Fidelmar Montero and Miguel Lopez, were pressure-washing a tractor-trailer rig when the lightning bolt hit.

"We went outside, and all three of them were on the ground," Janet Suarez told CNN affiliate WSVN.

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Filed under: U.S. • Weather
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    My comment wasn't appropriate? It seems that no comment submitted was accepted.
    Please, everybody, do not make wet contact with large metal objects outside when lightning is likely.

    September 3, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Perhaps now you can understand my frustration when I made my 'lengthy tome' comment the other day, which wasn't directed at you, by the way.

      September 4, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Better yet Joey, if it starts lightning, get your butt inside.

    September 3, 2013 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    This could have been avoided completely with an ounce of common sense. I agree with JIF and BCIAH.

    September 4, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |