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Mississippi man, horse killed by lightning strike

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MANTACHIE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say a man and the horse he was riding were struck by lightning and killed.

Itawamba County Coroner Sheila Summerford tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/245lb7f ) 37-year-old Tim Edge of Mantachie was riding horses with his father Wednesday when lightning struck him and his horse.

Summerford said Edge’s father had gone into the barn while Edge stayed outside. While in the barn, he heard a loud boom and that’s when the lightning hit.

Both Edge and his horse were killed.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com