Czech national among five killed by lightening in Tatra Mountains

23-08-2019

At least five people were killed and over 100 injured in a severe thunderstorm in the Tatra Mountains on the Slovak-Polish border, local media reported.

According to a Slovak mountain rescue team, a Czech national was among the victims. His female companion suffered a leg injury.

Four people, including a child were killed on the Polish side of the mountain range. The Tatra Mountains lie on the Polish border with Slovakia and form a natural divide between the two countries.