Waterloo student killed by lightning while sheltering under tree

A first-year female student who was killed by a lightning strike on the University of Waterloo campus in Ontario this morning had been sheltering under a tree to avoid heavy rain, says a fire and rescue official.

"With this student underneath the tree, it did attract the attention of the lightning bolt which hit the tree and then unfortunately went through to her," said John Percy, the spokesman for Waterloo Fire Rescue.

Two male students found the female engineering student after she was hit.

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