The name of the woman who was killed by a lightning strike in Italy has been published

Silje Fismen : Handout / UNN / NTB scanpix

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It was Silje Fismen (43) who died after being struck by lightning during a cross country race in Italy on Saturday.

This is stated by her employer University Hospital Northern Norway (UNN) on her website. Fismen worked as an attending physician at the Department of Clinical Pathology at the hospital.

In addition to being highly skilled, Silje was a well-known outdoorsy person and always communicated her experiences with great and contagious enthusiasm, writes UNN.

The department has lost a good colleague and a good friend. Everyone is strongly affected by this and will miss her dearly, writes the hospital.

Fisman participated in the Ultra Skyrace in the Alps in South Tyrol when she was struck by lightning around 19:00 Saturday evening. She was 2,100 feet above sea level, according to ANSA news agency.

According to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, two other participants witnessed the incident, but there was no mobile coverage in the area. They therefore had to run for 30 minutes to get help.

Rescue workers reached the woman in the mountains near the border with Austria and transported her to a hospital, where she died.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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