(CNN) — A lightning strike killed three people on a beach in Argentina Thursday and injured 22 others, state media reported.
\”We were hiding in a tent to take shelter from the storm when we felt an explosion, and then I saw my friend thrown to the ground,\” Rafael Viñuela told the state-run Telam news agency.
He ran to find a doctor after seeing that his friend\’s arm was burned.
\”When they arrived, they told us that he had died,\” he told Telam.
The state news agency reported that another victim, a 17-year-old, was playing soccer on the beach when the lightning hit, killing him and injuring several members of his family.