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Man struck by lightning near Brisbane



A man has been rushed to hospital after being struck by lightning near Brisbane.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said a man is in a critical condition after he was reportedly struck by lightning near Southpine road at Brendale, in Moreton Bay, north of Brisbane.

He was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

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Severe thunderstorms bringing heavy rain, large hailstones and damaging winds are bearing down on south-east Queensland.

It comes as residents of Burketown in northwest Queensland experience major flooding on the Gregory River.

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