19 Jan 2012

Two die in Fiji lightning strike

2:09 pm on 19 January 2012

Reports from Fiji say two people died in a lightning strike.

The Fiji Sun reports it hit eight women on a fishing trip at Waiqanake, outside Suva.

One of the victims has been named as 48-year-old Seruwaia Kerevakacakau.

The other person to die was 18-year old Ema Dromunacua, who succumbed to her injuries on the way to hospital.

Viti Levu has been hit by wet weather this week which also caused electricity supply problems.