Female tourist killed by lightning strike

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French tourist died after she was struck by lightning in a car park in Terrigal on the NSW Central Coast.

The lightning bolt struck the 27-year-old woman in the lagoon car park at 8.30pm (AEDT) yesterday.

She was walking between her boyfriend and a friend, who were holding fishing rods, when she was struck.

Her companions tried to resuscitate her but the woman died at the scene, police said.

Her boyfriend and friend were treated for shock.

Lightning kills up to 10 people every year in Australia and injures more than 100, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

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