New Kensington, PA Lightning Strike, Jul 1925

Bolt Kills Three.

By The Associated Press.

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa., July 4.---Three persons were killed by lightning here Saturday and two others were injured when a tree under which they had taken shelter in a park during a storm was struck. The tree was badly shattered, but did not fall. The dead are:

ANDREW P. KING, 38. His wife. EDITH SHEARER, 5 years old, all of New Kensington. WILLIAM, 10, and ALICE SHEARER, 4, the other victims of the bolt, were taken to a hospital.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 5 Jul 1925

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