3 killed in Croatia fire caused by lightning

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Posted: Oct 07, 2011 2:21 PM
3 killed in Croatia fire caused by lightning

Croatian authorities say three people have been killed and 11 injured when a fire broke out after a lighting struck a nursing home.

The incident happened in the northern town of Bjelovar when a storm hit the region after a sudden drop in temperatures that has engulfed much of central and eastern Europe.

Croatian authorities say the fire in nursing home was brought under control about 20 minutes after the lighting struck.