Florida woman dies, child hospitalized after lightning strike near park

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A mother died Thursday after she was struck by lightning near a Florida park, police said. Her child was also hospitalized in connection to the incident.

Police in Winter Springs, just north of Orlando, said they responded Thursday afternoon to reports that multiple people had been hit by lightning near a local park.

At the scene, officers rendered aid to a woman and her child and transported both of them to a local hospital.

The police later reported that the woman, whom police have not identified, later died. The child's condition was not immediately known.

"City staff extends our deepest condolences to the family and will keep them in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time," police posted on Facebook.

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