29 December 2014
Last updated at 22:38
The storm tore down trees and power lines across Sao Paulo state
Four people in Brazil have been killed by a lightning strike on a beach crowded with holidaymakers, according to media reports.
Four others were taken to hospital – two of them are said to be in a serious condition.
The incident occurred during a sudden storm at Praia Grande on the coast of south-eastern Sao Paulo state.
The victims were sheltering from heavy rain in a beachside kiosk when they were struck.
They were all from the same family and included a pregnant woman, according to news site G1 (in Portuguese).
The storm tore down trees and power lines across Sao Paulo state.