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Authorities say lightning strike kills Missouri man, his dog

June 27, 2016 GMT

FESTUS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Missouri man and his dog have died after being struck by lightning.

Lt. Gary Higginbotham of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/28ZrK50 ) officials were called to a residence south of Festus around 5 p.m. Saturday. They found the 72-year-old man and his dog unresponsive outside.

It’s not clear when the man was struck by lightning. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. Authorities haven’t released his name.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com