7-year-old dead after lightning strike in Weakley County, TN - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

7-year-old dead after lightning strike in Weakley County, TN

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WEAKLEY COUNTY, TN (KFVS) -

A seven-year-old is dead in Weakley County, Tennessee after being struck by lightning.

According to the Weakley County Sheriff's Department, a group of children were playing outside under a tree when the tree was hit by lightning.

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One of the children, a seven-year-old boy, was killed by the lightning strike. 

The Weakley County Medical Examiners Officer ruled the death an accident.

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