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Germany Lightning Kills 3 Women On Golf Course

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BERLIN -- German police say three women were killed on a golf course when lightning struck a shelter they fled to during a violent thunderstorm.

Police in the central German town of Korbach said a fourth woman was critically injured in the incident Friday.

Spokesman Dirk Virnich said the women – local residents aged between 41 and 67 – had been playing golf before they fled to the small wooden shelter.

Virnich gave no further information on the victims' identities in line with German privacy laws.