A lightning strike killed seven students and injured 30 others in a village
school on Wednesday afternoon in southwest China's Chongqing municipality, said
The lightning struck the school while children were attending class at around
4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, in a primary school in Xingye Village, Kaixian County of
Chongqing, said officials.
The students were in two separate classrooms. Four of them were seriously
hurt, the sources said.
All the injured are being treated in hospital, said doctors.
The seven pupils who were killed were aged 10 years to 14, said the county
The county, located in a mountainous area, is prone to tragedy. A
catastrophic gas blowout in December 2003 at a natural gas field in Kaixian
county claimed 233 lives.