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Posted on: July 29, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Names of Victims Killed by Lightning Strike Released - Updated

Please note this correction on the ages of the victims Aram & Ratchaya. They were both 30 years old.

Flagstaff, AZ; Coconino County Sheriff’s Detectives have received confirmation from the Thailand Embassy that the next of kin of the two deceased victims of the lightning strike have been contacted and notified of their deaths. The victims have been identified as twenty year-old Aram Kawewong of Chiang-Mai Thailand and his wife twenty year-old Ratchaya Tantranon also of Chiang-Mai Thailand.

Both victims were struck by lightning on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at about 3:00 pm while they were standing at the LeFevre Scenic Overlook at MP 590.4 on Highway 89A about eight miles north of Jacobs Lake. The identity of the male minor child who received nonlife threatening injuries is not being released.

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Media and Public Contact: Gerry Blair, Coconino County Sheriff's Office, 928-226-5089

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