A 31-year-old woman was killed and three other people injured by a lightning strike on a hiking trail in the midwestern state of Colorado, local media reported.
The four were hit near the Denny Creek trailhead Friday afternoon, and the coroner’s office confirmed the death several hours later, The Denver Post reported.
One person was flown to hospital in stable condition, while two others suffered minor injuries and were able to exit the scene on their own, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office told the newspaper.
Emergency crews were delayed by bad weather, according to undersheriff Derek Bos.
“The weather is kind of playing a big issue on the helicopter flights,” Bos told the Post.
He estimated the hikers were at an elevation of about 12,500 feet (3,810 meters) when they were hit.
Weather forecasts for the area had warned of thunderstorms around midday Friday.
The region where the hikers were struck, about 134 miles (215 kilometers) southwest of Denver, is a popular walking route and a common entry point to nearby Mount Yale.
Swiss holding ‘funeral march’ to mark disappearance of an Alpine glacier
Dozens of people will undertake a "funeral march" up a steep Swiss mountainside on Sunday to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier amid growing global alarm over climate change.
The Pizol "has lost so much substance that from a scientific perspective it is no longer a glacier," Alessandra Degiacomi, of the Swiss Association for Climate Protection, told AFP.
The organisation which helped organise Sunday's march said around 100 people were due to take part in the event, set to take place as the UN gathers youth activists and world leaders in New York to mull the action needed to curb global warming.
UAW strike ‘threatens to upend the economy in Michigan’ — and could destroy Trump’s re-election: report
At the end of the first week of a major strike by the United Auto Workers, the employment standoff threatens to upend President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election map, the Chicago Times reported Saturday.
Approximately 46,000 workers have been striking against General Motors.
There are two major threats to Trump's campaign from the strike.
The first is that the strike could cause regional recessions -- threatening Trump's political standing in key Rust Belt states.
Security forces fired live rounds at protesters calling for the ouster of Egyptian president: report
Egyptian security forces clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the port city of Suez on Saturday, firing tear gas and live rounds, said several residents who participated in the demonstrations.
A heavy security presence was also maintained in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicentre of Egypt's 2011 revolution, after protests in several cities called for the removal of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Such demonstrations are rare after Egypt effectively banned protests under a law passed following the 2013 military ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi.