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Ottawa teen killed after lightning strike

An 18-year-old man who was struck by lightning in Ottawa has died.

Joel Gauthier was out riding his bike with a friend on Friday when a storm swept through the city.

The pair had stopped under a tree to put on some rain gear when lightning struck.

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Mr. Gauthier went into cardiac arrest and was knocked unconscious.

He later died in hospital.

The storm also downed wires, knocked over trees and blew a large section of roof off a four-storey apartment building.

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