Child killed by lightning in Iraq, brother hurt

An 11-year-old Iraqi girl was killed and her brother seriously injured after they were struck by lightning in the Arab country.

The girl and her brother, whose age was not specified, were tending to their sheep just outside their house in a village in the southern Iraqi province of Dhi Qar when lightning struck them on Monday, Al Nasiriyya news network said.

“The girl died instantly while her brother was seriously hurt and rushed to hospital…a number of their sheep were also killed,” It said.