Lightning passed through the sand and killed two people on a beach in Mexico: the incident was caught on video
On September 18, lightning killed a man and a woman on a Mexican beach during a storm, reports New York Post.
Heartbreaking video footage shows the moment lightning struck a beach in Michoacan. Beachgoers were preparing to leave when the sky darkened.
The lightning struck the first man, causing him to fall onto the sand. The bolt traveled across the sand and struck another person, who ran to safety, video shows.
Lightning struck the second victim, causing her to fall face first into the sand.
The injured man was taken to hospital, where he later died.
L'Aquila Mayor Jose Valencia said the woman who died was from Guanajuato and the man was a hammock seller who lived in the neighboring city of Colima.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 40 million ground lightning strikes in the United States each year.
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The chance of a person being struck by lightning is less than 1 in a million, and almost 90% of people survive.
About 2022 people in the United States were killed by lightning in 20, according to the Insurance Information Institute.
Between 2013 and 2022, fewer than 25 lightning-related deaths occurred annually in the United States. Florida had the most deaths in 2022 with four, while the District of Columbia had three.
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