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Updated Jul 29, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Thai couple killed by lightning were on honeymoon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A relative of a Thai couple who were fatally struck by
lightning in northern Arizona says the two were on their honeymoon at the time.

Aram Kawewong and Ratchaya Tantranon were killed July 23 by a bolt of lightning
at a scenic overlook in Fredonia.

A cousin of Kawewong _ Jeralynn Kozak _ told The Arizona Republic that the couple were married July 10 and were near the
Grand Canyon as part of a West Coast tour for their honeymoon.

Coconino County authorities said the couple was from Chiang-Mai in northern
Thailand and were both 20. But Kozak says Kawewong was 30 and his wife was
around 26.

She says the couple’s remains are still in Coconino County awaiting cremation
and they’ll be sent back to Thailand for burial.


Information from: The Arizona Republic,


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