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Woman Dies After Being Struck by Lightning at Jersey Shore

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 13:  Lightning flashes over hotel-casinos in downtown Las Vegas during a thunderstorm early on September 13, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stormy weather is expected to continue through Thursday.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

There's no escaping the wild weather these days. A New York woman was killed this weekend while attempting to escape the extreme heat tormenting much of the country. Indira Tursunova, 48, of New City, New York, was vacationing with relatives and friends in Monmouth Beach when she was struck by lightning. Tursunova had been walking on a sea wall when a violent, fast-moving storm rolled into the region on Saturday night. She died in the hospital early on Sunday morning.

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Photo: Ethan Miller/2011 Getty Images