PHOENIX, July 26 A married couple killed by a
lightning bolt near the Grand Canyon this week was identified on
Friday as tourists visiting from Thailand.
Aram Kawewong and wife Ratchaya Tantranon, both 20, were
among a group of people struck by lightning on Tuesday at the
LeFevre Overlook, about 30 miles (48 km) north of the Grand
Canyon National Park, the Coconino County Sheriff's Office said.
The two tourists, from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, were
pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities had been withheld
pending notification kin, the sheriff's office said.
The lightning bolt also struck and injured a boy who was
traveling with another group of adults.
(Reporting by Tim Gaynor; Editing by Dan Whitcomb, Doina