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OUTDOOR HAZARDS — Lightning storms beat the odds over the weekend, killing two and injuring at least 10 in Rocky Mountain National Park.
A woman was killed by a lightning strike on Friday and then on Saturday in the same area another person was killed, a park official said.
A group of people were struck by lightning at 1:30 p.m. (MDT) Saturday in the Rainbow Curve area along Trail Ridge Road about 11,000 feet up, and one man died on the way to a nearby medical center, Rocky Mountain National Park said in a statement. Three others were injured and transported by ambulance to the hospital, but others in the area may also have been hurt and sought treatment on their own.
On those rare occasions when we experience sustained thunder and lightning, like tonight, one guaranteed morning-after conversation theme is "Well, that was nothing compared to what we used to have back in …"
But perhaps the simple fact that we don't witness it all the time makes us appreciate it a bit more.