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Last Updated: Saturday June 20 2009 10:20 GMT

Couple describe being hit by lightning

Two teenagers who were struck by lightning in a park in Essex have been describing what happened.

Sophie Frost and Mason Billington, both 14, were sheltering under a tree during a storm when the lightning struck.

Sophie passed out as the current travelled through her iPod headphones, which were hanging from her school uniform, burning her chest and stomach.

It then passed through Mason, who was holding her hand.