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Man killed after being struck by lightning

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A man who was struck by lightning Friday afternoon in central Arkansas has died.

Family members told Little Rock ABC affiliate KATV Saturday morning that the 27-year-old man died from his injuries. 

The strike happened around 2:35 p.m. Friday in the area of Coronado Cove in Maumelle, KATV reported.

The man was taken to the hospital. 

The National Weather Service in Little Rock said Arkansas is a top 10 state for lightning activity, averaging about 840,000 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes each year between 2007 and 2016.  

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