Authorities say a lightning strike has killed seven people, including four children, in a rural part of central Mexico.

The Guanajuato state Department of Public Safety reports that two more people were hurt by the Friday afternoon strike, though their lives were not in danger.

The incident took place in farming country near the towns of Mesa Cuata and El Terrero, about a 25-mile (40-kilometer) drive from the city of Queretaro.