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1 Of 2 Women Struck By Lightning At Crane Beach Dies

One of the two women struck by lightning on Saturday at Crane Beach has passed away, the Ipswich Police Department said Monday.

Marguerite Tomany, 61, of North Grosvenor Dale, Connecticut, died as a result of injuries suffered in the lightning strike, police said.

The second victim, a 69-year-old woman from Concord, Massachusetts, remains in critical condition at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her identity has not been revealed.

The lightning strike occurred when a series of severe storms swept through the North Shore coastal town on Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service reported that Ipswich was hit by a microburst with estimated wind speeds up to 90 mph.

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