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Officials: Man, 81, killed by lightning strike in Largo

LARGO -- An 81-year-old man was struck and killed by lightning as he walked in Largo, officials said.

Officials say the man was walking in front of a home on Egret Drive when he was hit by the lightning strike.

Witnesses in the area saw the flash and heard the thunderclap almost immediately afterwards, officials said.

Strong thunderstorms with lightning were moving through the area at the time.

If you hear lightning, go inside immediately and stay inside until the storm has passed.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

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