A woman who was struck by lightning in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey during a storm Saturday night died this morning, according to a report from The Asbury Park Press.
Indira Tursunova, 48, of New City, N.Y. was walking on a sea wall, trailing about 20 feet behind a group of family members and friends, during a fast-moving thunderstorm. At least two people, including a borough police officer, saw lightning directly strike the woman, police told the paper.
Tursunova died of her injuries shortly after 6 a.m. this morning at Monmouth Medical Center. A medical examiner is currently reviewing her death.
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The storm left tens of thousands of residents in Ocean and Monmouth Counties without power. For many citizens, electricity was just being restored today.