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Man killed after lightning strikes NYC church

Authorities say a 61-year-old pedestrian was killed after lightning struck the rooftop of a Brooklyn church.

Police say the lighting brought down bricks onto some church scaffolding, causing part of it to collapse on the man as he walked by.

The victim was taken to Long Island College Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after the 8 p.m. Thursday accident. He was not immediately identified.

The church is at 324 Clinton St. in the Cobble Hill section.

Thursday evening's severe thunderstorm caused power outages to 4,800 Con Edison customers. The utility said Friday nearly all service had been restored.

As of 4:45 a.m., it said, 35 customers were still without power, 19 of them in Yonkers.