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Lightning-hit German tourist dies in Australia

Published on Mar 25, 2014 11:21 AM

PERTH (AFP) - A German tourist who was struck by lightning in Australia last week has died from her injuries, officials said on Tuesday.

Stefanie Wiedenroth, 22, died on Monday after her parents had travelled from Germany to be at her side, the Royal Perth Hospital said.

Wiedenroth was on a working holiday at a remote sheep station in Western Australia when lightning hit her on Friday morning as she was walking in a paddock.

Four other people standing nearby were reportedly thrown to the ground but not seriously injured.

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