• Kyodo


A 72-year-old man in the town of Nishine, Iwate Prefecture, died Sunday morning after being struck by lightning while taking a morning stroll during a thunderstorm, local police said.

The man was identified as Umakichi Endo, a company executive. Police said he had apparently been walking atop a river embankment with his dog while holding an umbrella at around 8 a.m.

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