Struck By Lightning

ViralHogPublished: January 3, 2017992,983 views
Published: January 3, 2017

This footage shows the exact moment when a tourist is struck by lightning at Praia do Sonho, on the coast of São Paulo. A young woman, 25 years of age, had a cardiac arrest from the strike and was hospitalized in critical condition. While walking on the beach, she was struck by lightning and fell to the ground. The person standing next to her was not injured.

Since it is quite a lengthy video, you might want to scroll carefully until 0:51, where you can clearly see the bolt of lightning striking the girl on the right side of the screen.

In the United States, lightning strike is a major cause of storm related deaths. According to the National Weather Service, there have been 47 reported fatalities caused by lightning annually in the last three decades. Out of all the occurrences, about 10% of the victims are killed, while the rest are left with disabilities of various degrees.

In case you felt the tingle of the fear of lightning, let us help you alleviate that fear with some statistics. The odds of you getting struck by lightning in a year are one in every 1.083.000. Yes, that is one million and change. Those odds get significantly lower for setting struck by lightning in 80 years of an estimated lifetime, but still. Go out and enjoy the rain, what's the worst that can happen?

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      Gregg · 32 weeks ago

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