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  Lightning kills man in Portland


Glenroy Brown, August 19, 2011


An elderly man from Portland died after he was struck by lightning in the quiet community of Zion Hill yesterday.  

Errol Forbes, a carpenter was hit by a bolt of lightning as he walked from his workshop to his house between two clothes lines, made of copper wire. 

A relative of Forbes explained he was hit by a bright lightning bolt with a very loud sound, as he walked towards the house for breakfast. He fell on the ground unconscious. He was rush to hospital where he was pronounce dead. 


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