Lightning kills construction worker in Moscow amid heavy rain, flash flooding

Russian investigators say lightning has killed a construction worker in Moscow.

Russian news agencies on Monday quoted investigation spokeswoman Yulia Ivanova as saying that the man was stuck by lightning in a park in the west of the city earlier on Monday and died on the spot. The man is believed to be a construction worker who was hiding from heavy rain in the park.

A thunderstorm in Moscow on Monday morning partially flooded several Moscow streets with 300 emergency workers dispatched to pump out the water. A third of the month's average rainfall is expected in Moscow on Monday and Tuesday.