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Second lightning strike fatality in two days at Colorado park, officials say

July 12 (Reuters) - A lightning strike on Saturday killed a man in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, a day after another strike killed a woman who had been out on a hike.

Four people were injured in Saturday's strike, and eight were hurt on Friday, officials said in a news release. Park spokeswoman Kyle Pattersonidentified the woman killed on Friday as Rebecca R. Teilhet, 42, of Yellow Springs, Ohio, who had been hiking with her husband and a friend.

The victim in Saturday's incident was not identified. The people were struck by lightening at Rainbow Curve, where visitors often gather to watch for rainbows after rainstorms.

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