Two separate lightning bolts killed a 14-year-old boy in central England and injured four girls in London's Hyde Park (search) as heavy rains caused flooding and transportation headaches in parts of Britain on Tuesday.

Emergency services said paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive the boy when they were called to the scene of the lightning strike in Bloxwich (search), in the West Midlands of central England, at 7:50 a.m.

In London, the ambulancntral England were isolated but powerful. The rain caused disruptions around the London Underground (search) and some train lines and about 50 arriving and departing flights were either canceled or badly delayed at Heathrow.