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Lightning kills letter carrier

By AP/St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis – Lightning killed a mail carrier Tuesday afternoon.

Christina Jones, 34, was struck while seeking shelter under a tree in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. She died at a hospital within an hour.

Witnesses say the force of the strike knocked Jones' shoes and hat off and tattered her clothes.

Co-workers and friends say Jones was the mother of a 6-year-old son.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says this was the sixth lightning-related death in the United States this year.

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