Lightning Kills Man Scattering Ashes


TRIESTE, Italy, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A man scattering his dead brother’s ashes on a favorite mountaintop in the Italian Alps was struck and killed by lightning, police said.

Federico Dean, 41, of Trieste, was at the peak of Jof di Montasio in the Julian Alps Monday when the lightning strike occurred, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.

He was scattering the ashes of his younger brother who was killed in a car crash in Mexico.

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