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Thu, 06/07/2012 12:00 PM Killed 6 dead   0.0  Suri  
Six people die in lightning in Bengal PTI | 08:06 PM,Jun 07,2012 Suri/Purulia (WB), June 7 (PTI) Six persons were killed and three suffered burn injuries today when lightning struck them in Birbhum and Purulia districts of West Bengal. The police said Jamir Khan (40) and Maqbul Khan (19) died on the spot as lightning struck them when they were working in the field early in the morning at Gara village in Dubrajpur of Birbhum district. Three other villagers, who were working with them, suffered burn injuries and were admitted to Suri Sadar Hospital, sources said. In a separate incident, Partha Das (30) and Ruhul Amin (23) died this morning when they were hit by lightning while digging a pond under government-sponsored 100-day MGNREGA work at Parui in Birbhum district, officials said. In two other incidents, Anil Mahato (45) and Shajahan Ansari (33) died when lightning struck them at Jhalda and Raghunathpur respectively in Purulia district.
Tue, 06/05/2012 02:45 PM Injured woman on golf course  55.0  Port Orange FL 
  fretting out of golf cart    Golf Course,Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside 
A Port Orange woman was struck by lightning while playing golf on Wednesday. Volusia County Fire Rescue responded to the call around 2:45 p.m. in the Crane Lakes Neighborhood, a gated community with a golf course that is located just west of Interstate 95 along Taylor Rd. According to a spokesperson with the Port Orange Fire Department, witnesses said the 55-year-old woman was getting out of a golf cart when there was a flash. The woman dropped to the ground, bleeding from the nose and the mouth. She was unconscious when emergency crews arrived. She was deemed a trauma alert and transported to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. Her condition is unknown at this time. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Mon, 06/04/2012 02:00 PM Injured Bryce Sebring  25.0  Riverton WY 
  working outside    Outside,Work 
Riverton man survived being struck by lightning; hospitalized for three days 5 hours ago by County 10 News Desk 0 Lightning flashes were recorded in this photo taken outside the Riverton National Weather Service office by meteorologist Reid Wolcott. By Ernie Over, managing editor, (Lander, Wyo.)  A 25-year-old Riverton man said he is lucky to be alive today after surviving being struck by lightning at his work site Monday afternoon. Bryce Sebring, who works setting mobile and manufactured homes for P.M.S. Inc. of Riverton, was working on setting a new manufactured home around 2 p.m. Monday about six miles north of Lander. I was under the home on all fours and Im not exactly sure what happened, but a lightning bolt apparently struck next to me and it traveled through my hands and knees, came out my back and into the trailer, he said from his home Friday. He said the ground was wet where he was working and that it was raining at the time. Sebring thought at first that his buddy, Tim Fuller, was pulling a prank on him. I thought he poked me with a cattle prod or something, he said. I jumped up real quick but then fell back to my knees when I realized it wasnt him. I went and sat in my truck for about 10 minutes, and I was feeling worse, so Tim rushed me to the (Lander) hospital. Once there, Sebring said he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. They told me at the hospital that I was a walking miracle. Sebring said the only outward evidence of the lighting strike is a big blister on his back where the bolt exited his body. Most of the damage was internal. I still have lots of chest pain, my eye sight is still blurry and my arms and legs really hurt, he said. But I had therapy at the hospital so I can walk again. He was discharged from the hospital Thursday and is now recuperating at home. Riverton National Weather Service Meteorologist Reid Wolcott said a review of radar records indicated that a cluster of about a dozen lighting strikes were recorded in the general area where Sebring was hit around 2 p.m. Monday. There was a thunderstorm passing through the area then, Wolcott said. Sebring said, it was kind of funny, but not really, but about 20 minutes before I was struck, I was watching the storm coming and remembering telling Tim that I was going to quit because I wasnt going to work in rain while it was thundering. I was kidding with him, but then, I got hit. Spooky. The Riverton father of three said he now has a new respect for lightning and doesnt plan to put himself in a position to be vulnerable for another lightning strike. Everyone said I am really lucky and that I should go to the casino, he joked. My brother from Colorado also called and told me to buy a lottery ticket! The National Weather Service Lightning Safety website ( reports than an average of 54 people are killed by lightning each year. To date, in 2012, there have been three reported lightning deaths. Lightning bolts can strike as far away as 10 miles from a thunderstorm, according to the NWS, and if a person can hear thunder, theyre most likely in danger if theyre working outside or in an exposed area. Sturdy buildings and hard topped vehicles are the best locations to escape a thunderstorm, but open buildings, rain shelters and small sheds are dangerous are not good choices. Check out the NWS link noted above for more complete lightning safety information.
Wed, 05/30/2012 02:00 PM Injured boy on motorcycle  0.0  Rantau Panjang  
  riding on motorcycle    Motorcycle,Outside 
HOME NEWS LOCAL NATION SABAH WORLD BIZ SPORTS FOOTBALL GENERAL TENNIS BADMINTON OTHER SPORTS UTUSAN BORNEO TEMPATAN NASIONAL IBAN SABAH thesundaypost COLUMNS OUR STAND Letters to the Editor Peace Corps Malaysia OTHERS Home - News - Local - Young motorcyclist struck by lightning Young motorcyclist struck by lightning Posted on May 30, 2012, Wednesday SIBU: A boy from Rantau Panjang was rushed to hospital after being hit by lightning while riding his motorcycle in a heavy downpour. The 17-year-olds left shoulder and left arm were charred. The incident occurred at Taman Indah at 2pm on Sunday when the boy went out on his bike to look for friends. In the heavy rain and stormy conditions, a lightning flashed and struck the boy and his motorcycle. Though badly injured, he managed to ride home. His mother was shocked to see his son lying on the ground outside the house in pain. She rang the Civil Defence Department to send his son to hospital. The boy had returned home two days ago from Bintulu where he worked in a glass factory. Read more:
Tue, 05/29/2012 12:00 PM Injured 2 women   0.0  Kardzhall  
  taking shelter under a tree    Indirect,Outside,Taking Shelter,Under Trees 
Two women struck by lightning in center of Kardzhali, S. Bulgaria 29 May 2012 | 16:24 | FOCUS News Agency Home / Bulgaria Kardzhali. Two women have been struck by lightning in the center of the southern Bulgarian town of Kardzhali. The two were sheltering from the heavy rain under a tree in a park in the town center, when lightning struck and burnt them. Three ambulances arrived after citizens called 112 emergency telephone number. The two women were rushed to the hospital alive. The hospital said tests were underway.
Tue, 05/29/2012 12:00 PM Killed 2 killed 7 injured on boat  0.0  Quezon  
  on a boat    Boat,Outside 
Home > Newsinfo > Latest News Stories > Regions > Lightning strikes fishing boat in Quezon; 2 killed, 7 hurt Lightning strikes fishing boat in Quezon; 2 killed, 7 hurt By Delfin T. Mallari Jr. Inquirer Southern Luzon 5:26 am | Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 share14 13 LUCENA CITYTwo fishermen were killed and seven others were injured when their fishing boat was hit by lighting in the Pacific Ocean in northern Quezon on Monday, police said. Senior Superintendent Valeriano de Leon, Quezon police chief, identified the fatalities as Ronnel Nolledo and Ryan Miano, both residents of Barangay (village) Bonbon in the island town of Panukulan. Quoting spot report from Panukulan police station, De Leon said at around 7:00 a.m. the boat with nine crews was struck with lightning while fishing in nearby Burdeos town. The two fishermen died on the spot from fatal injuries, De Leon said. Fishermen in the vicinity who witnessed the tragic incident rushed a seriously injured crew, Berne de los Santos, to Claro M. Recto Hospital in Infanta town. Nancy Morilla, head of Panukulan social welfare office, said six other fishing crews who sustained minor injuries were treated by local health workers. Panukulan lies in Polillo island located in the Pacific Ocean about 18 miles off the eastern coast of Luzon. The island can be reached by motorboats more or less three hours from the ports of Real and Infanta towns in northern Quezon mainland. The island hosts three municipalities: Polillo, Burdeos and Panukulan.
Tue, 05/29/2012 01:49 PM Injured Mike Bogroff  34.0  Monongalia county WV 
  standing in doorway of equipment shed    Golf Course,Ground Strike,Indirect,Standing in Doorway,Work 
Man Struck By Lightning at Pines Country Club in Monongalia County Posted: May 29, 2012 2:31 PM EDT Updated: May 30, 2012 4:06 PM EDT Local News Runners Race from Masontown to Morgantown in Half Marathon Blue And Gray Reunion Growing Yearly West Milford Opens New Baseball Field 11th Annual PattyFest Returns to Morgantown Timmy's Fund Holds Rummage Sale More>> A man was nearly struck by lightning at the Pines Country Club golf course in Monongalia County just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to MECCA 911 officials. MECCA 911 received a call at approximately 1:49 p.m. reporting that a man had been struck by lightning. Monongalia Emergency Medical Service and Rescue responded to a call and arrived on scene to find Mike Bogroff, 34, who was conscious and alert, officials said. Bogroff is the club's maintenance superintendent. Officials said he was standing in a metal doorway of an equipment shed when the lightning struck the building. Officials believe that the patient received an electrical conduction shock from the metal doorway, but was not directly struck. He went to Mon General, but wasn't severely injured and was back on the job Wednesday
Tue, 05/29/2012 12:00 PM Killed 12 killed   0.0  Bengal 
Lightning kills 12 in Bengal PTI Burdwan (WB), May 27, 2012 First Published: 22:28 IST(27/5/2012) Last Updated: 22:29 IST(27/5/2012) share share on facebookshare on linkedinshare on googleshare on emailmore... 0 Comments email print Twelve people were killed and six others seriously injured after being struck by lightning in West Bengal's Burdwan and Malda districts on Sunday, police said. While 10 were killed and six injured in Burdwan, two died in Malda, they said. In Burdwan, the deceased include a 15-year-old boy, a septuagenarian, a 22-year-old youth and seven people aged between 35 and 43, SP S M H Mirza said, adding that the six injured are in a hospital. Burdwan district magistrate OS Meena announced R2 lakh ex-gratia each for the families of the victims. At Habibpur in Malda district, a 60-year-old woman and her 10-year-old grand daughter were killed when lightning struck them.
Sun, 05/27/2012 12:00 PM Killed 6 killed   0.0  Bihar 
Six killed in lightning in Bihar PTI | 01:05 PM,May 27,2012 Madhepura, May 27 (PTI) Six persons including a woman were killed when lightning struck them at Madhepura and Bhagalpur district today, police sources said. Four persons were killed at Chousa Alamanagar block in Madhepura district. The four killed in lightning were identified as Rani Kumari(19), Tarini Sharma (38), Deep Narayan Mandal (40) and Shankar Mandal (25), sources said. A Bhagalpur report said, two persons were killed in lightning at Dumaria village of the district, sources added.
Sun, 05/27/2012 12:00 PM Killed 12 killed   0.0  Burdwan  
12 killed in lightning in WB PTI | 09:05 PM,May 27,2012 Burdwan (WB), May 27 (PTI) Twelve people were killed and six others seriously injured after being struck by lightning in West Bengal's Burdwan and Malda districts today, police said. While 10 were killed and six injured in Burdwan, two died in Malda due to lightning, they said. In Burdwan, the deceased include one 15-year-old boy, a septuagenarian, a 22-year-old youth and seven people aged between 35 and 43, SP S M H Mirza said, adding that the six injured have been admitted to hospital. Burdwan District Magistrate O S Meena announced Rs two lakh ex-gratia each for the families of the victims. At Habibpur area in Malda district, a 60-year-old woman and her 10-year-old grand daughter were killed when lightning struck them while they were enjoying the rain outside their house.
Fri, 05/25/2012 04:00 PM Injured 2 of 2   0.0  Sheldon IA 
Fri, 05/25/2012 04:00 PM Injured Chris Gilbert 1 of 2  0.0  Sheldon IA 
  working at Maintainer Plant     
Two people struck by lightning in Sheldon Posted: May 25, 2012 11:00 PM EDT Updated: May 25, 2012 11:00 PM EDT By Evan Coughlin - email Featured Videos Two people struck by lightning in Sheldon The town of Sheldon, Iowa is rattled after two people in town were struck by lightning. The Family of one of the victims is in the dark as to what happened. According to local residents in Sheldon around 4:00pm two people were struck by lightning while working at the Maintainer Plant. Witnesses on scene tell KSFY the two victims were transported to the local Sanford hospital. KSFY also spoke with a family member of one of the victims. According to Mark Burrington; Chris Gilbert was struck by lightning in the face. Sanford Sheldon health officials confirmed both victims were air transported to Sioux Falls. Burrington says Gilbert's condition "doesn't look too good." Here are a couple of tips to help you avoid getting hit by lightning: Stay away from any open areas like fields, golf courses, or parking lots. If you're the tallest thing around, you're the easiest target. Get away from water, it's a conductor. Don't stand under tall objects like trees or towers. These are easy targets, and the electricity might jump to you too. Find a car and get in it. Even though it is metal and seems like a perfect target, if it is struck the electricity will just move into the tires, which is a non-conductor.
Fri, 05/25/2012 12:00 PM Killed Joel Gauthier  18.0  Ottawa  
  under a tree    Bicycle,Cardiac Arrest,Indirect,Outside,Taking Shelter,Under Trees 
Ottawa teen killed after lightning strike OTTAWA The Canadian Press Published Saturday, May. 26, 2012 7:52PM EDT Last updated Saturday, May. 26, 2012 8:22PM EDT 6 comments 25 7 15 3 PrintDecrease text sizeIncrease text size An 18-year-old man who was struck by lightning in Ottawa has died. Joel Gauthier was out riding his bike with a friend on Friday when a storm swept through the city. The pair had stopped under a tree to put on some rain gear when lightning struck. Mr. Gauthier went into cardiac arrest and was knocked unconscious. He later died in hospital. The storm also downed wires, knocked over trees and blew a large section of roof off a four-storey apartment building.
Sat, 05/19/2012 12:00 PM Injured Adam Horrisberger  43.0  Norcross GA 
  taking shelter in bath/shower area    Indirect,Outside 
HOME > NEWS Posted: 9:32 p.m. Monday, May 28, 2012 Gwinnett man grateful for life after being struck by lightning SHARE FAVORITE VOTE (0) View Larger Adam Horrisberger says he has a real appreciation for life after he was struck by lightning. Related View Larger Adam Horrisberger shows where the lightning bolt entered his body. View Larger Horrisberger showed Channel 2 Action News this picture of where the lightning exited his body. Sponsored Links Auto Loans As Low As 1.99% APR-Click Here! Save 20% To The GA Renaissance Fest - PROMO: WSBTV 15% Off Windows Or 0% Financing For 5 years! Local Alarm Monitoring- Only $16.95/Month By Dave Huddleston NORCROSS, Ga.  Adam Horrisberger says he has a real appreciation for life after he was struck by lightning. "I remember hearing a loud crash, boom and my whole body tensing and going to the ground," Horrisberger said. On May 19, Horrisberger, 43, of Norcross, said he was participating in 5K run and obstacle course race. He'd done well, finished in the top 10 percent, but then a storm came "We took cover by some bathrooms and shower area, and then the lighting comes and starts cracking right above us," Horrisberger said. That's when he said one of the bolts hit him. "I don't remember any visuals, I just remember the excruciating muscle contraction through my body and then going down," Horrisberger said. Horrisberger showed Channel 2's Dave Huddleston where he thinks the bolt entered his body. He told Huddleston it traveled down his right side and exited through his right hip. This energy from the bolt left Horrisberger with burns and holes in his clothes. "Everybody's eyes were wide like deer, like 'what just happened?'" Horrisberger said. He was checked out by paramedics and even went to Emory Hospital, everything came back normal. "They had never seen anyone survive a strike like this before, is what they had said to me," Horrisberger said Horrisberger said the whole experience has changed his outlook on life. "All those things can be snatched rather quickly in an experience like this. It's apparent that we should be grateful," Horrisberger said. The one thing doctors said they want to keep an eye on is Horrisberger's kidneys. He also said as the day goes on, he gets a little tired, but each day it gets better. Horrisberger said he has nothing scheduled now, but he's looking forward to his next race.
Tue, 05/15/2012 12:00 AM Injured Lyrian Martin  0.0  Marlee  
  cooking eggs at stove    Indirect,Indoors,Kitchen/Appliance 
Marlee grandmother struck by lightning 15 May, 2012 11:24 AM A MARLEE grandmother may have received the fright of her life after being struck by lightning through her kitchen window. On Thursday May 3, Lyrian Martin was cooking eggs on the stove for her husband Gordon and noticed a storm had blown over and it was raining heavily. Her kitchen window blind was closed and she was standing at the stove between the window over the sink and a small television sitting on the kitchen bench. After hearing three claps of thunder, Lyrian said she screamed in pain when she felt an electrical current fly past her to the television which immediately blew up. Ive touched many electric fences but nothing has ever felt like this, she said. After inspecting the broken television the couple found burn marks on the cotton doily sitting underneath and on the bench top. Not only did the explosion damage the television in the kitchen but blew another two in the house. Lyrian said she had a terrible headache and was a bit shaky for a few days after, but is now on the mend. She said they recorded 22 millimetres of rain in 10 minutes during the storm at their property in Robinson Road. I love storms and usually watch the lightning. But next time Ill be standing in the corner of a room, she laughed. I didnt know it could come through glass, she said. After explaining the story to their family, the Martins grandchildren were keen to inspect the burnt doily and hear the story in person from their lucky grandmother. Lyrian said she has learnt a lesson and hopes others will be wary of lighting during storms. Im lucky Im still here to tell the story, she said.
Tue, 05/15/2012 12:00 PM Injured man   0.0  Pawleys Island SC 
  working outside    Indirect,Near Trees,Outside,Work 
PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a man has survived after being struck by lightning in Pawleys Island. Midway Fire Rescue spokesman Bob Beebe says the man was working outside Tuesday afternoon when a bolt of lightning hit a tree, then jumped to him. Beebe says the man was conscious and taken to a hospital. His name and condition was not released. Beebe says the tree took the brunt of the strike and was split at the top
Tue, 05/15/2012 12:00 PM unknown inmate's mom files case  0.0  OH 
  legal    Legal 
Mom of Ohio inmate killed in prison lightning strike alleges negligence; state denies claim Article by: Associated Press Updated: May 15, 2012 - 8:57 AM 0 comments resize text printbuy reprintsTweet COLUMBUS, Ohio - The mother of an inmate who was struck by lightning while jogging in a recreation yard is accusing the Ohio prisons department of negligence that contributed to his death. The state is denying the claim. Linda Bickerstaff, of Akron, filed the case in the Ohio Court of Claims over the death of 33-year-old Dalin Anderson. He died and several other inmates were hurt in the May 2010 lightning strike at the Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville in eastern Ohio. Bickerstaff alleges the prison failed to protect the inmates' safety because no corrections officers were in the exercise yard and they didn't close it as storms approached. She seeks at least $75,000 in damages. The state says Anderson's death was the result of acts beyond the prison department's control. more from nation Stepmom faces extradition in HI in kids' abduction Tropical Storm Aletta weakening in the Pacific Seattle gives DOJ police reform counterproposal
Sat, 05/12/2012 12:00 PM Injured 2 workers  0.0  Westbahnhof  
Lightning strikes two workers Two construction workers at the new Westbahnhof train station were hospitalised after being struck by lightning. Shocked witnesses described how the force of the 300,000 volt shocker had hurled the pair 15ft into the air after the incident on Wednesday. The bolt of lightning struck near the central train station  on the corner of Arsenalstraße and the Wiedner Gürtel. The two workers  aged 37 and 40  were treated on the site by paramedics and hospitalised but are expected to make a full recovery. Doctors said the pair were taken to hospital as it was routine after a lightning strike that could cause blood coagulation disruption and heart rhythm problems.
Fri, 05/11/2012 05:45 AM Killed fisherman  52.0  Cebu  
A 52-year-old man died after being struck by lighting while fishing off the coast of barangay Colon, Naga City, southern Cebu, yesterday morning. Despite the rains, Rolando Lim went against his wife Veronicas advice and fished off the waters of Colon. Witnesses said they were 100 meters away from the victim when he was hit and fell down from his boat at 5:45 a.m. yesterday. When the fishermen went near the fishing boat, they saw an unconscious man lying face-down and holding a fishing rod inside the boat, PO1 Marlon Añabeza of the Minglanilla police said. Añabeza said Lims remains was brought to the St. Peter Funeral Homes in Carcar City. Funeral staff said the family already brought the body to their residence. Lim, a resident of Central Poblacion, Naga City, caught three fishes before the freak accident happened. He was rushed to the Minglanilla District Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. Pagasa weather analyst Vangie Tolentino said the heavy downpour and lightning were caused by the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) over Mindanao. Tolentino said the cumulonimbus cloud yesterday morning was very thick, which could have triggered the lightning incident in Naga City. Correspondents Jhunnex Napallacan and Gabriel C. Bonjoc
Thu, 05/10/2012 12:00 PM Killed man   0.0  Tinia VDC-2 Solukhumbu 
Lightning strikes father dead as son is born Added At: 2012-05-10 5:25 PM Last Updated At: 2012-05-10 5:25 PM More Sharing ServicesShare| Share on facebookShare on deliciousShare on twitterShare on email RSS Deputy Superintendent of Police Ramesh Kumar Khadka said that Mrs Sherpa gave birth to a baby son right at that time. SOLUKHUMBU: In a strange coincidence of fate, Pemba Sherpa of Tinla VDC-2 in Solukhumbu district died the same day his wife gave birth to a son on Wednesday. Sherpa who had gone upstairs in his matan, a miniature house, to take a mat after his wife had labour pains, died of lightning. Deputy Superintendent of Police Ramesh Kumar Khadka said that Mrs Sherpa gave birth to a baby son right at that time. Relatives said that Sherpa who was missing for some time, while others were busy taking care of the new-born and lactating mother, was found dead in front of the house after the lightning struck him. Similarly, Tilamaya Nepali of Salyan VDC-3 of the district also died due to lightning. Nepali, 40, died while five others were injured, police said.
Wed, 05/09/2012 12:00 PM Killed 2 killed   0.0   
 Sri Lanka 
Two more die in lightning strikes WEDNESDAY, 09 MAY 2012 14:28 Two persons including a woman were killed in separate lightning strikes at Welioya and Moneragala yesterday, police said today. One man was killed while ploughing a paddy field on a tractor at Etugaswewa in the Welioya area, police said. The victim was identified as 33-year-old Herath Amarakumara. In the other incident a 24-year-old woman was killed on the spot after been hit by lightning while preparing dinner inside the home kitchen at Weeragala in the Moneragala area police said. They identified the woman as Roshini Gunaratne. According to official figures at least 20 persons have been killed by lightning over the past six weeks.
Wed, 05/09/2012 06:00 PM Killed 2 students killed   14.0  West Pokot county  
  walking home from market     
Two students were yesterday killed by a thunderbolt at Chesegon market in West Pokot county. Agnes Chepkorkor Merrongor, 18, a form two student at Chepareria Girls' Secondary School and Rhodah Lotukey, 16, a pupil at Cheretak Primary School died on the spot when they were hit by the lightning. Central Pokot police chies Nicholas Musila said Mary Menach, 14, sustained minor injuries and was treated at a dispensary and discharged. Musila said the incident took place at 6pm on Monday when they were heading home from the market. The officer asked residents not to walk in the rainsince the area is prone to lightning. He asked the government to mount lightning arrestors in the area to prevent more deaths especially during rain seasons.
Wed, 05/09/2012 12:00 PM Killed woman   27.0  Coimbatore  
COIMBATORE: A 27-year-old woman died on the spot after lightning struck her hut, in which she was living near Karamadai on the outskirts of the city on Tuesday evening. Her husband also sustained severe injuries and has been admitted to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) in a critical condition. The deceased was identified as V Lakshmi, of Venmani Nagar in Karamadai. She was working as construction worker along with her husband K Veeran. The couple had two sons. On Tuesday around 6.40 pm, as it rained heavily with thunder and lightning. Lakshmi was talking over the mobile phone inside her hut and her husband was with her as well. A sudden lightning struck the hut and she died on the spot. Her husband was also affected critically. Karamadai police have registered a case.
Wed, 05/09/2012 12:00 PM Killed youth  19.0  Sonepat Haryana 
  taking cattle out to graze    Farming,Outside 
Lightning injures youth, kills 22 calves PTI | 01:05 PM,May 09,2012 Sonepat (Har), May 9 (PTI) At least 22 calves were killed and a youth sustained burn injuries when they were struck by lightning at a field in Dehesra village, 25 kms from here, police said today. The incident occurred last evening when Raimaan (19), a resident of Rajasthan, had taken his cattle out for grazing, they said. The victim was rushed to a private hospital in Delhi where his condition is stated to be out of danger. Earlier in the day, Sonepat and its surrounding areas saw a heavy dust storm followed by thunder showers.
Wed, 05/09/2012 12:00 PM Killed 3 killed   0.0  Chakulia Jharkhand 
3 killed in lightning Press Trust of India / Jamshedpur May 09, 2012, 23:35 Ads by Google Free Stress Evaluation : Stay Healthy and Stress-Free Take Our Free Stress Evaluation Now Three persons were killed and five suffered injuries when lighting struck them near a farm in Chakulia today. The incident took place when labourers of a private firm rushed for shelter in a roadside shed after rain lashed the area in the evening, police said. Three persons were charred on the spot, they said, adding the seriously injured were referred to M G M hospital here. Click here for Cloud Computing Also Read Related Stories News Now - Gujarat seeks central funds to implement RTE - Fire breaks out at Guwahati airport - Ensure all manholes are covered in Noida: CEO - High court stops work at Adani Port and SEZ project Among the dead, one was identified as Sudhir Choudhury, a resident of Jamui, police said.
Tue, 05/08/2012 12:00 PM Killed woman   20.0  Davao City  
  taking shelter under a tree    Outside,Taking Shelter,Under Trees 
Lightning kills woman in Davao Posted at 05/09/2012 8:10 PM | Updated as of 05/09/2012 8:10 PM MANILA, Philippines - A woman was killed after being struck by lightning in Tibungco village, Davao City Tuesday night. Victim Meabelle Romano, 20, was on her way to buy soap and sugar at the neighborhood store when she took shelter under a tamarind tree during a heavy downpour. Lightning then struck Romano, killing her. The lightning also tore a hole in Romano's umbrella and set fire to her clothes. Romano's father, Elmar, said he was shocked to hear that his daughter would die of lightning strike. Weather forecasters said an intertropical convergence zone in the Davao region caused the heavy rain Tuesday night.
Tue, 05/08/2012 12:00 PM Killed 6 dead   0.0  Hop Duong village Lang Son 
Six people struck dead by lightning in Lang Son VietNamNet Bridge  On the afternoon of May 6, rainstorm and lightning killed four and injured four people in Hop Duong village in Chi Lang district of the northern border province of Lang Son. These 8 people, from 12 to 50 years old, were hiding from rain in a tent on a hill when they were struck by lightning. Injured people are now treated at Lang Son Hospital. At the same time, three others, including two old women and one child, were struck by lightning in Cao Loc district, Lang Son province. These people were leading buffalo home in the rain when they were hit by lightning. An old woman and a child died on the spot. The remaining woman was seriously injured. Local authorities have granted $250 to victims families. Local people have also been informed of not going out when it rains.
Mon, 05/07/2012 03:00 PM Injured man working in turbine  0.0  Nolan county TX 
Man working in turbine struck by lightning is hospitalized Posted May 7, 2012 at 11 p.m. DiscussPrintAAA From staff reports A man working inside a wind turbine in Nolan County when it was struck by lightning Monday was listed in stable condition at a Sweetwater hospital, according to fire officials. The Sweetwater Fire Department was called out to a wind farm about nine miles south of town just after 3 p.m. Monday, said Assistant Chief Russell Reeves. "When we arrived on scene, the man was already off the turbine. He appeared alert and oriented," Reeves said. The man was taken to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, he said. The man's name was not released and no update as to his condition was available Monday night.
Mon, 05/07/2012 03:00 PM Injured man working in turbine  0.0  Nolan county TX 
Man working in turbine struck by lightning is hospitalized Posted May 7, 2012 at 11 p.m. DiscussPrintAAA From staff reports A man working inside a wind turbine in Nolan County when it was struck by lightning Monday was listed in stable condition at a Sweetwater hospital, according to fire officials. The Sweetwater Fire Department was called out to a wind farm about nine miles south of town just after 3 p.m. Monday, said Assistant Chief Russell Reeves. "When we arrived on scene, the man was already off the turbine. He appeared alert and oriented," Reeves said. The man was taken to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, he said. The man's name was not released and no update as to his condition was available Monday night.
Mon, 05/07/2012 03:00 PM Injured man working in turbine  0.0  Nolan county TX 
  working on wind turbine    Indirect,Windmill,Work 
Man working in turbine struck by lightning is hospitalized Posted May 7, 2012 at 11 p.m. DiscussPrintAAA From staff reports A man working inside a wind turbine in Nolan County when it was struck by lightning Monday was listed in stable condition at a Sweetwater hospital, according to fire officials. The Sweetwater Fire Department was called out to a wind farm about nine miles south of town just after 3 p.m. Monday, said Assistant Chief Russell Reeves. "When we arrived on scene, the man was already off the turbine. He appeared alert and oriented," Reeves said. The man was taken to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, he said. The man's name was not released and no update as to his condition was available Monday night.
Sun, 05/06/2012 04:00 PM Injured 2 in Japann  20.0  Colorado  
Airlifted After Being Struck By Lightning Medical Crews Performed CPR On Victim Ryan Budnick, 7NEWS Assignment Producer POSTED: 5:47 pm MDT July 10, 2010 UPDATED: 6:00 pm MDT July 10, 2010 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A man was airlifted to University of Colorado hospital after being struck by lightning on Saturday afternoon. Jackie Brinkman, spokeswoman for university hospital, confirmed that the man was airlifted to the medical center. Ellicott Fire Department reported that a 20-year-old man was playing paintball at Dragon Man's Paintball park. Sometime after 2 p.m. a thunderstorm rolled into the area and the man was struck. CPR was performed on the man after emergency crews arrived on the scene. The man's condition is unknown at this time.
Sun, 05/06/2012 02:30 AM Injured Kathy Nolte  57.0  Oak Park IL 
  walking with congregation    Church,Indirect,Near Trees,Outside 
Lightning Strike Injures Oak Park Pastor Kathy Nolte, 57, was stunned and injured after bolt strikes nearby tree during annual Crop Walk. By Casey Cora Email the author 11:35 am Email Print 1 Comment Upload Photos and Videos Update: CBS2 reports the injured woman is Kathy Nolte, Pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Oak Park. Nolte told CBS2 she was walking with members of her congregation during the annual Crop Walk when a lightning bolt ricocheted off a tree, struck her and knocked her unconcsious. Nolte said she has a dozen staples in her skull and is recovering from a concussion after the fall. Here's CBS2's report. Original Story: Whoa. A woman escaped serious injury Sunday after a lightning bolt thwacked a tree in northwest Oak Park, Oak Leaves is reporting. Fire officials told the paper the woman, 57, was unconscious when crews arrived at Berkshire Street and Fair Oaks Avenue, but was later able to speak with emergency responders. She was taken to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood with non-life threatening injuries. The incident took place around 2:30 p.m., about the same time storms moved quickly across the western suburbs and downtown Chicago. The Chicago Weather Center's blog has some compelling pro-am shots of lightning strikes across the metro Chicago area. The stricken tree in Oak Park was one of four American Elms in the area to suffer storm damage, forestry officials told Oak Leaves.
Sat, 05/05/2012 03:30 PM Injured 3 people  0.0  Hereford  
Lightning strike hits three people Last updated Tue 15 May 2012 UK Hereford West Midlands Ambulance lightning strike Three people have been treated by ambulance crews following a lightning strike on flats in Hereford this afternoon. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to properties in Glenstall Close, Belmont at around 3.30pm. Two ambulances, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and an incident support officer attended the scene. Ambulance crews treated two females and one male for shock, together with cuts and abrasions sustained from falling masonry. All those treated where assessment at the scene and did not require further hospital treatment.
Fri, 05/04/2012 08:00 PM Injured Cheval Silva  0.0  Edwards county TX 
  sitting in chair in living room    Burnt,Indirect,Indoors 
Edwards County, TX (CNN) - Cheval Silva had planned on watching the International Space Station streak across the sky over his ranch, but storms were rolling in, so they decided to head inside and watch T-V. Silva drifted off to sleep, but was quickly awakened by what could be called the shock of his life. "By a searing pain in my right foot, and when I woke up, I could see the room kind of exploded." "Look around you, I mean, we live out here in the middle of nowhere. People hunt here, you know, day and night. I thought I had been shot." Silva instantly went to get his granddaughter out of harm's way. "When I picked her up she started screaming ' Grandpa, you're on fire! You're on fire!" A bolt of lightning had just come through his roof onto his shoulder and out his leg catching both him and his favorite chair on fire. "They couldn't find my house. We had to load my granddaughter and myself in the truck and get down to the highway intersection." Their granddaughter was uninjured. Silva says that other than some possible nerve damage, thanks to the Edwards County EMS and doctors in Del Rio, he is going to be fine. His favorite chair, however, didn't make it. "I'm awful glad my granddaughter is safe and I'm glad I still got my legs, but I'm sure going to miss that chair." Silva says he's going to look into getting lighting rods for his home, and he isn't going to be playing the lottery anytime soon. KSAT via CNN News Source
Fri, 05/04/2012 12:00 PM Injured Man struck in scrotum  53.0  Madrid  
  walking down the street    Outside,Walking 
Man Struck in Scrotum By Lightning Bolt BY MARC YEARSLEY | MAY 4, 2012 | 12:40 PM | PERMALINK Imagine this scenario: Youre walking leisurely down a beautiful, Spanish street enjoying the last few days of peace before drunk tourists roam your streets conflating Cinco de Mayo with Spain and generally pissing you off whenBAM!you get struck by lightning. Couldnt get much worse, right? Wrong! Imagine this scenario: youre walking leisurely down a beautiful, Spanish street whenBAM!you get struck by lightning in the balls. It happened. A 53-year-old man in Madrid was doing just that, leisurely walking, when a bolt of lightning struck him in the scrotum, travelled down his legs, and then exited his body. He, understandably, passed out, but survived. He was taken to a local hospital and treated for burns on his testicles and feet. If you are looking for a joke, shame on you! Let's have a moment of silence for this man.
Fri, 05/04/2012 12:00 PM Killed 3 women   24.0  Odisha 
  in rice paddy field    Outside,Work 
3 women struck by lightning Press Trust of India / Balasore (Odisha) May 04, 2012, 16:55 Ads by Google Delaware Incorporation : Form Your Company In Just 3 Minutes Live Customer Service. Start Now. Three women were killed after being struck by lightning at different places in Basta block of Odisha's Balasore district today, police said. Basanti Jena (45) of Raipur, Kalpana Bhakta (24) of Akandi and Kalpana Sasmal (35) of Kainagari were working in their paddy fields. As they were struck by thunderbolts in different places of the block, lashed by thunderstorm, the trio died on spot, police said.
Fri, 05/04/2012 unknown space lightning  0.0   
ublished on May 4, 2012 by slatester Those bolts of lightning during a thunderstorm may do more than just light up the night sky and scare the bejeebers out of the dog, they could help us understand the origins of our solar system. The incessant flashes of lightning here on Earth - some 50 blasts around the globe each second - cause a pulse of electromagnetic waves known as the Schumann Resonance. The signature of this rhythm can reveal not only the size of the planet, but the chemical composition of its atmosphere, better than other known techniques. And now with the discovery of a way to measure the Schumann Resonance from above our planet rather than on its surface, a paper published this week in The Astrophysical Journal describes how orbiting spacecraft could be used to find the pulse on neighboring planets. By studying this collected data, researchers may be able to discover more about the birth of our solar system and the makeup of it's original nebula. You might say this discovery was, literally, a bolt from the blue.
Tue, 05/01/2012 12:00 PM Injured Shelly Beadles, 2 of 2  29.0  Halifax VA 
  standing on front porch    Indirect,Outside,Porch 
Tue, 05/01/2012 12:00 PM Injured Jennifer Duffey, 1 of 2  26.0  Halifax VA 
  standing on front porch    Indirect,Outside,Porch 
Lightning Strike Sends Two to Hospital Posted: May 01, 2012 6:57 PM EDT Halifax, VA - Two people are in the hospital after being struck by lightning in the town of Halifax. Officials say two cousins in their 20s were hit while standing on their front porch and were shocked. The Halifax County Sheriff's department says that Jennifer Duffey, 26, has been released from the hospital. Shelly Beadles, 29, is also going to be released. Deputies say their injuries are not life threatening.
Mon, 04/30/2012 05:00 PM Injured Christina Eads  36.0  Bedford IN 
  mowing lawn on riding mower    Ground Strike,Indirect,Mowing the lawn,Outside 
BEDFORD - A Lawrence County mother is stressing the importance of storm safety after she survived getting struck by lightning. It happened Monday evening in the backyard of her home just outside Bedford. Christina Eads, 36, credits her teenage son with helping to save her life. "If it hadn't been for that I was on the mower, on the rubber tire, I would probably be dead. If it hadn't been for my son, I would have absolutely be dead," Eads said. Christina Eads lived to tell what few people can. She survived being struck by lightning. "It's like a burning. Put your hand on a stove. That's what my insides feel like now." Eads' doctors have her on a heart monitor and she's being treated for nerve damage. She could be home by the end of the week. Monday evening, just before 5:00, she was mowing the lawn as storms approached her home. "It was really dark across the road from our house, way off, but where I was, nothing. I knew that it (the thunderstorm) was coming but I just didn't know it was coming that quickly. I was just mowing away and next thing I know that's it. I just remember looking up and there's lights from the ambulance." Lightning struck the lawnmower, Christina, and a nearby tree. The bolt literally blew bark right off the tree and blew the battery off the mower. It also melted her glasses, bruised her arms and burned her body. "I don't remember the hit. I don't remember the feeling. I don't remember anything really," Eads explained. Only now does she know how her 16-year-old son helped save her life. He called 911 and calmly followed medics' instructions in those key minutes after the strike. "They said he was really calm, done just what they told him," Eads said. "He's my hero. I could never be more proud, you know, he saved my life!" Again, Christina heard the storm and saw it at a distance, but didn't see it right overhead when she was struck by lightning. That's why she has a message for others, after what she's been through. "Even though you see it dark over there, it can get you over here. That's what happened to me," she said. The National Weather Service also puts out the message "When thunder roars, go indoors." Lightning can travel horizontally from a storm and hit the ground up to ten miles away. Lightning safety
Mon, 04/30/2012 12:00 PM Killed 17 killed  0.0  Andhra Pradesh 
Andhra Pradesh: 17 killed by lightning Guntur, Apr 30 : At least 17 people were killed after being struck by lightning in different districts of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, said officials on Monday. Ten people were killed in Guntur district. Two deaths each were reported from Khammam, Warangal and Prakasam. Heavy rainstorm accompanied by thunder and lightning hit state on Sunday. Two people identified as Pacham Varalakshmi and Adilakshmi were killed instantly at Suddapalli village in Chebrolu mandal as lightning hit them in the afternoon when they were working on the field. In Nimmagaddavaripalem, two fishermen were killed by lightening. They were identified as Tholakoti Srinivas and Vetagiri Venkateswarulu. (IBNS)
Sun, 04/29/2012 12:00 PM Killed 6 dead, 12 injured  0.0   
10 killed as nor'wester lashes several districts Abdur Rahim High School in Kabirhat upazila of Noakhali district collapses during yesterday's violent storm, leaving at least 20 students injured, inset, a big tree uprooted by the twister in Shibchar upazila of Madaripur.Photo: STAR Star National Desk Nor'wester lashed Satkhira, Bagerhat, Khulna, Noakhali, Jessore and Madaripur districts yesterday, leaving ten people dead and at least 35 others injured. In Satkhira, six people were killed and 12 others injured by lightning and in wall collapse during the storm that hit four upazilas of the district in the morning, reports our correspondent. The dead are Jabbar Morol, 54, of Chomorkhali village in Tala upazila, Ranjida Khatun, 28, of Beula village in Assassuni upazila, Nazmul, 24, of Chilerdanga village, Thakur Dasi, 30, wife of Tara Pada Das of Nazirer Gher village and Farida Begum, wife of Wadud Munshi of Debhata upazila, and Abdul Hannan, 22, son of Zamal Uddin of Debnagar village in Sadar upazila. Police quoted locals as saying that lightning killed Nazmul and Thakur Dasi and injured 12 others while they were repairing a damaged embankment at Nazirer Gher village in Debhata upazila at around 8:30am. Jabbar, Ranjida and Hannan were struck by lightning and killed on the spot while they were working in their paddy fields. Housewife Farida Begum died in a wall collapse at their house during the storm at Norar Chak village in Debhata upazila. Our Bagerhat correspondent reported that two people died as a violent storm accompanied by heavy rain lashed Sadar and Fakirhat upazilas in the morning. The dead are Kalam Howlader, 52, son of late Hamej Uddin of Sadar upazila, and Md Selim Talukder, 28, son of Amjad Talukder of Fakirhat upazila. Kalam was seriously injured when a wall collapsed on him. He died on the way to Bagerhat Sadar Hospital at around 10:00am. Selim was struck by lightning while he was working in front of their house. He died instantly. In Jessore, a youth was killed by lighting during yesterday's storm at Bosotpur village under Sarsa upazila, says our correspondent. The deceased was identified as Sumon Ali, 23, son of Aijuddin Ali. Locals said he was struck by lightning on a paddy field and died on the spot. Lightning killed Nasimul Ghani Ramzan, 20, a student of Khulna Navy School & College, and injured Farzana, a second year student of Baira Women`s College in the compound of Subodh Chandra Hostel of Govt BL College in the city`s Daulatpur area at 9:00am, reports UNB. Our correspondent from Noakhali adds: One person was killed and at least 20 students of a secondary school were injured during a storm that lashed Kabirhat and Companiganj upazilas at noon. The storm damaged a school, over 100 tin-roofed and thatched houses and uprooted trees. The dead was identified as Mohammad Boli, 30, of Sondalpur village in Kabirhat upazila. He died as a roadside tree collapsed on him during the storm. At least 20 students of Abdur Rahim High School at Company Haat in the upazila sustained injuries as the institution collapsed during the storm. The injured students are undergoing treatment at the upazila heath complex. In Madaripur, nor'wester damaged two schools and at least 40 thatched houses in two unions under Shibchar upazila of the district yesterday, according to our correspondent. At least three people, including a student of Hazera Khatun High School, were injured and many trees and electric poles were uprooted during the storm that hit the upazila at noon.
Sun, 04/29/2012 12:00 PM Killed 6 killed, 10 injured  0.0  Howrah West Bengal 
Lightning kills 6 in Howrah district Calcutta News.Net Sunday 29th April, 2012 (IANS) More Sharing ServicesShare this page Share on email Share on print Share on facebook_like 0 Six people were killed and 10 others were seriously injured after they were struck by lightning in Pancharul vaillage in West Bengal's Howrah district, police said Sunday. 'Six people were killed and 10 others have been seriously injured after they were struck by lightning. The lightning struck when they were returning after taking part in an idol immersion procession. The injured have been admitted to a hospital,' an officer of Udaynarayanpur police station under which the incident happened, said. Of the injured, the condition of three people is said to be serious. The bodies of the dead have been sent for post mortem.
Sun, 04/29/2012 12:00 PM Killed 10 killed  0.0  Howrah 
Most Read Stories: India's refusal to allow Pak lawyers to cross-examine 26/11 attack witnesses challenged Teenage soccer fan gunned down in Argentina Beyonce shocked over surrogacy rumours Chinese teen commits suicide over dress code Stones' co founder Brian Jones came up with band's name Gambhir stars as KKR extend unbeaten run US to release Osama files U.S. finds remains of soldier missing from Vietnam War plane crash 170 Mexican kids sick after having food at school Goa: Father arrested for raping daughter Home > News > west-bengal-news Lightning kills 10 in Howrah Howrah, April 29: At least 10 people were killed and 10 others seriously injured Sunday when they were struck by lightning in a village in West Bengal's Howrah district. "While nine persons died at the spot one person died at a hospital. Ten others who are injured have been admitted to nearby hospitals," said local Trinamool Congress lawmaker Samir Panja. Police had initially put the toll at six. The people in Pancharul village were returning home after an idol immersion ceremony and had taken refuge in a temple in the rain when they were struck by the bolt. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a compensation of Rs.2 lakh each to the families of the deceased. The condition of some of the injured was said to be serious. (IANS)
Sat, 04/28/2012 12:00 PM Killed woman killed, son injured  0.0  Kupwara  
  in kitchen    Indoors 
Lightning kills woman,son injured SHAHID RAFIQ SmallerDefaultLarger Kupwara, Apr 28: Fury of lightning and thunderstorm left a woman dead in this frontier district on Saturday, locals said. They said Amina Begum, 40, wife of Abdul Gaffar Malik died on the spot and her son Wasim Ahmad Malik, 25, was injured when the lightning struck their house this afternoon. Wasim, a police constable, was sitting in the kitchen and was surfing internet on his lap-top when suddenly lightening struck the kitchen killing the woman on the spot while Wasim received serious burn injuries. He was shifted to sub-district hospital Kupwara. Fayaz Ahmad, a local resident, said that lightning damaged the window panes of the house besides burning the lap-top. After the lightning, power supply got disrupted besides rain and hail caused extensive damage to vegetables and fruit buds in the upper belt of Kupwara. At several places trees were uprooted and different nullahs including Kehmil, Hud, Haihama, and Lolab nullah got flooded, locals added
Sat, 04/28/2012 12:00 PM Injured Kelly Lough  0.0  Cincinnati OH 
  standing outside home holding umbrella    Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Yard 
Woman Survives Lightning Strike Rubber Soled Shoes Save Pregnant Woman's Life POSTED: 11:14 pm EDT April 28, 2012 UPDATED: 11:30 pm EDT April 28, 2012 Email Print 1 comments CINCINNATI -- A pregnant woman survived being struck by lightning Saturday afternoon. Kelly Lough said she was standing outside her home in Northside holding an umbrella while her husband was pulling the car out of the driveway when it happened. "(It's) like a jolt, like a big, full body jolt," said Lough. "There was a huge flash and just this big boom and I, like, felt it jolt up my arm and out my left arm and out my toes and the umbrella flew, and I just kind of freaked out a little bit and ran upstairs and back into the house." Lough said the lightning strike had her worried about her unborn baby. "We're both perfectly healthy. (The) heart rate, ultrasound, everything's good. She's maybe a little bit more active, but that's not a bad thing," she said. Lough said she has her shoes to thank for being safe. "They're rubber soled shoes, and usually on my way to work, I would have had heels on. I was going to throw them away and I didn't. I put them on today, and first thing (the doctors) said when I checked in was that (the shoes) probably saved my life," Lough said. Copyright 2012 by All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Read more:
Fri, 04/27/2012 12:00 PM Killed 4 fishermen killed, 3 injured  0.0  Tumkur  
  taking shelter in coracles    fishing,Outside,Taking Shelter 
TUMKUR: Four fishermen died and three others sustained injuries when lightning struck Boranakanive reservoir near Huliyar village in Chikkanayakanahalli taluk on Thursday. The deceased were identified as Gangajja (60), Manjanna (35), Gangaraju (30) and Jabeeulla (25) of Jayachandra Nagara, a hamlet in Hoysalakatte village. They took shelter in their coracles when lightning struck them around 3.30 pm.The injured were shifted to the district general hospital. Tahsildar Umeshchandra visited the spot and disbursed a relief of `1,000 to each of the families. It is a relief for cremation and the administration will release `1 lakh for each family after the post mortem report, he said.
Thu, 04/26/2012 05:30 PM unknown Jon Paine  0.0  Alberta  
      Ball Lightning 
Ball lighting strike in Calgary, Alberta, Canada On a dull day of April 26, 2012 I was walking along a path in a little used park between two residential areas. No other person was in sight and the air was strangely damp. Suddenly, and silently, an upright screen about five feet wide appeared beside the path immediately to my right. I didn¹t look up to see how high it was because I was so astonished by its appearance. It looked like a rigid silver mesh with what looked like constantly moving, silver filaments and small flashing lights behind the mesh. In a word, it looked live. The whole thing disappeared as suddenly and silently as it had appeared. I looked at the grass, but there was no indication that anything had stood there. I looked around the park so see if there was anyone there with equipment for projecting images, but the place was deserted. I was completely alone and some distance from any houses. The next moment I was terrified by the loudest clap of thunder I had ever heard. I looked at my watch and it showed the time of 5:30 p.m. About a block or two away to the north there were hundreds of shoppers, and many vehicles on the surrounding roads. Next day the local paper reported that hundreds of people had phoned 911 to report seeing a fiery thunder bolt flying through the air at the south end of the shopping complex. The paper also carried the report of an interview with the owner of a house that the bolt had hit. The bolt stripped the bark off a tree in the garden , traveled along a chainlink fence and into the house, rupturing a water main on the way. The owners described hearing a very loud thunder clap at five thirty, and then the living room filled with a bright red light , and all electrical equipment and appliances were damaged or destroyed. When I finally got round to contacting them they had found a lot of information on ball lightning. They also agreed with me that the outside air was damp, and they were intrigued by my experience. My doctor says I must have hallucinated, but a friend of mine reports that her grandmother described having a similar experience many years ago, so I would be very grateful if you could let me know if you have had reports of a sighting similar to mine. Sincerely, Jean Paine.
Wed, 04/25/2012 12:00 PM Killed 21 dead so far this year  0.0   
 Sri Lanka 
Lightning continues to claim more lives TUESDAY, 24 APRIL 2012 07:24 Twenty one persons have died so far this year after being struck by lightning, 14 of them in the month of April. The latest victim was a 17 - year - old youth from Medikele, Eheliyagoda who died on Saturday night on the way to Aissawella Hospital. The Meteorology Department requested the public should take maximum precautions against lightening due to the prevalent weather conditions. People have been asked to keep out of open areas as well as refrain from using metal equipment, using telephones, watching television and listening to radios during such times. It is also dangerous to travel in bicycles, motor cycles and tractors and also to be near petrol stations when there is lightening. The prevailing weather conditions are expected to be continued until the end of this month, the Department said.
Wed, 04/25/2012 12:00 PM Injured Levi Johnson  0.0  Broken Arrow OK 
  holding a shovel    Metal Tool/Shovel,Outside 
Hi my name is Levi Johnson, and I live in broken arrow Oklahoma, last month I was struck by lightning. I was wondering when you where struck did you blood platelets go down dangerously? Mine did now they want to do a bone marrow on me this week or next not quit sure yet. but I'm just wonder what happened to someone else who was struck and survived I didn't have a golf club but I was holding a shovel and did you feel anything when it happened?

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