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Wed, 05/09/2012 12:00 PM Killed youth  19.0  Sonepat Haryana 
 India 
  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 
 India 
       
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 www.MeQuilibrium.com 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  
 Philippines 
  taking shelter under a tree    Outside,Taking Shelter,Under Trees 
Lightning kills woman in Davao ABS-CBNnews.com 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 
 Vietnam 
       
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 
 USA 
  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.
Mon, 05/07/2012 03:00 PM Injured man working in turbine  0.0  Nolan county TX 
 USA 
  worjk     
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 
 USA 
  worjk     
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  
  
    N/A   
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 
 USA 
  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  
 UK 
       
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 12:00 PM Killed 3 women   24.0  Odisha 
 India 
  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. www.DelawareInc.com 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 12:00 PM Injured Man struck in scrotum  53.0  Madrid  
 Spain 
  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 unknown space lightning  0.0   
  
      Education,Science 
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.
Fri, 05/04/2012 08:00 PM Injured Cheval Silva  0.0  Edwards county TX 
 USA 
  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
Tue, 05/01/2012 12:00 PM Injured Shelly Beadles, 2 of 2  29.0  Halifax VA 
 USA 
  standing on front porch    Indirect,Outside,Porch 
Tue, 05/01/2012 12:00 PM Injured Jennifer Duffey, 1 of 2  26.0  Halifax VA 
 USA 
  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 12:00 PM Killed 17 killed  0.0  Andhra Pradesh 
 India 
       
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)
Mon, 04/30/2012 05:00 PM Injured Christina Eads  36.0  Bedford IN 
 USA 
  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
Sun, 04/29/2012 12:00 PM Killed 6 killed, 10 injured  0.0  Howrah West Bengal 
 India 
       
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 6 dead, 12 injured  0.0   
 Malaysia 
       
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 10 killed  0.0  Howrah 
 India 
       
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  
 India 
  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 
 USA 
  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 WLWT.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Read more: http://www.wlwt.com/weather/30972890/detail.html#ixzz1tT6vkh00
Fri, 04/27/2012 12:00 PM Killed 4 fishermen killed, 3 injured  0.0  Tumkur  
 India 
  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  
 Canada 
      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 farmer  35.0  Dreketi village Qamea 
 Fiji 
       
Suva, Fiji Temp: 82 °F / 27.8 °C Wind: 19.3 KMH More LOCAL NEWS Lightning strike kills Taveuni farmer April 25 2012 09:00 AMA+ A-||| A 35-year-old farmer of Dreketi village in Qamea, Taveuni died after being struck by lightning yesterday. He was fetching firewood along the sea shore with his friends. Fiji Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the man was pronounced deal upon arrival at the Qamea Health Centre. A total of seven people have died as a result of lightning strikes this year. Out the seven, three victims were from the Central Division and Northern Division while one was from the West. By Ropate Valemei Read more at: http://www.fijilive.com/news_new/index.php/news/show_news/42087 Copyright 2012 © Fijilive.com
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 
 USA 
  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?
Sun, 04/22/2012 12:00 AM Injured David Chapman  63.0  Burke county NC 
 USA 
      Taking Shelter 
HOME > NEWS > LOCAL Posted: 12:06 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012 Man struck by lightning in Burke County SHARE FAVORITE VOTE (0) View Larger Related Interactive radar Sponsored Links Car Shopping? Try WSOCTV.com Autos! American Cuisine With a Carolina influence BURKE COUNTY, N.C.  As storms crossed through the area Thursday, a Burke County man was struck by lightning. There were reports of strong wind, hail and lightning in the foothills on Thursday morning. A driver stopped to help David Chapman after he was struck by lightning on Conley Road, south of Morganton. Witnesses said he had burns to his right leg and his foot, near where the 63-year-old wears a metal brace. Witness Paul Scott said the storm was so bad he took cover at the welding shop where he works. It come through here pretty good. Pretty good squall, Scott said. Pea size hail.Thundering and lightning -- it was pretty heavy. Chapman was taken to Grace Hospital in Morganton. The hospital said he was released around lunchtime. Scott said Chapman is fortunate not to have been hurt worse. He's lucky. You know, he's real lucky, he said. He told me he got struck twice and physically (to) be able to say that -- somebody was standing there with him obviously.
Fri, 04/20/2012 12:00 PM Killed 127 dead  0.0  Islamabad  
 Pakistan 
  in an airplane    Airplane 
Up to 127 dead after plane struck by lightning in Pakistan From: NewsCore April 21, 2012 7:14PM Increase Text Size Decrease Text Size Print Email Share Watch AIRLINER WITH 127 ON BOARD CRASHES NEAR ISLAMABAD AIRPORT A Pakistani civilian aircraft with 127 people on board crashed in bad weather near Islamabad's international airport on Friday. Rough Cut (... Play 0:00 / 1:10Scrubber mute Share Fullscreen PAKISTAN has launched an investigation into the crash of a passenger jet while it was attempting to land during a thunderstorm. All 127 people on board are believed to have died. The Bhoja Air flight from Karachi burst into flames on Friday evening after coming down in fields near the village of Hussain Abad, on the outskirts of Islamabad, as it approached the capital's international airport. The airline said the Boeing 737 was carrying 121 passengers, including 11 children, and six crew. "There is no chance of any survivors. It will be only a miracle. The plane is totally destroyed," police official Fazle Akbar told AFP from the crash site. So far 110 bodies have been recovered, said Brigadier Sarfraz Ali, who is heading the recovery efforts. "We cannot identify them because some of the bodies are not recognisable," he said. Debris was scattered over a two-kilometre radius, and lights had been brought to the site to allow work to continue through the night. A probe has been ordered into the crash, Defence Secretary Nargis Sethi said. "A team of investigators comprising senior civil aviation officials have immediately started investigations," Sethi added. Torn fragments of the fuselage, including a large section bearing the airline's logo, littered the fields around Hussain Abad. Rescue workers in orange jumpsuits and local residents used torches to search through the wreckage, assisted by soldiers carrying assault rifles. The smell of burning filled the air at the scene and human limbs were scattered in a large area, witnesses said. An AFP reporter saw an orange flight data recorder in a house where some of the wreckage fell. Pakistan Navy official Captain Arshad Mahmood said the crash occurred as the plane was approaching the runway to land. "The weather was very bad, there was hail and a thunderstorm. The pilot lost control and hit the ground. It tossed up due to the impact and exploded and came down in a fireball," he said. Saifur Rehman, an official from the police rescue team, said the plane burst into flames after impact. "Fire erupted after the crash. The wreckage is on fire, the plane is completely destroyed," Rehman told Geo television. An airport source said the plane had been due to land at Islamabad airport at 6.50pm (11.50 AEST) but lost contact with the control tower at 6.40pm and crashed shortly afterwards. Distraught relatives gathered at the airports in Islamabad and Karachi, searching for the names of loved ones on the passenger list for the ill-fated flight. "Please don't talk to me, I have just lost my loving father," a teenage boy cried in Karachi. The government was making arrangements to fly relatives to Islamabad later today. Nadeem Khan Yusufzai, director-general of Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority, said initial reports suggested bad weather was to blame for the crash. Bhoja Air relaunched domestic operations with a fleet of five 737s in March, according to newspaper reports, when the airline was planning to start flights connecting Karachi, Sukkur, Multan, Lahore and Islamabad. Bhoja had been grounded in 2000 by civil aviation authorities amid financial difficulties, the reports said. The worst aviation tragedy on Pakistan soil Pakistan happened in July 2010, when an Airbus A321 passenger jet operated by the private airline Airblue crashed into hills overlooking Islamabad while coming in to land after a flight from Karachi. All 152 people on board were killed in the accident, which occurred in heavy rain and poor visibility. The deadliest civilian plane crash involving a Pakistani jet was in 1992, when a PIA Airbus A300 crashed into a cloud-covered hillside on its approach to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, killing 167 people.
Fri, 04/20/2012 12:00 PM Killed 127 dead  0.0  Islamabad  
 Pakistan 
  in an airplane    Airplane 
Up to 127 dead after plane struck by lightning in Pakistan From: NewsCore April 21, 2012 7:14PM Increase Text Size Decrease Text Size Print Email Share Watch AIRLINER WITH 127 ON BOARD CRASHES NEAR ISLAMABAD AIRPORT A Pakistani civilian aircraft with 127 people on board crashed in bad weather near Islamabad's international airport on Friday. Rough Cut (... Play 0:00 / 1:10Scrubber mute Share Fullscreen PAKISTAN has launched an investigation into the crash of a passenger jet while it was attempting to land during a thunderstorm. All 127 people on board are believed to have died. The Bhoja Air flight from Karachi burst into flames on Friday evening after coming down in fields near the village of Hussain Abad, on the outskirts of Islamabad, as it approached the capital's international airport. The airline said the Boeing 737 was carrying 121 passengers, including 11 children, and six crew. "There is no chance of any survivors. It will be only a miracle. The plane is totally destroyed," police official Fazle Akbar told AFP from the crash site. So far 110 bodies have been recovered, said Brigadier Sarfraz Ali, who is heading the recovery efforts. "We cannot identify them because some of the bodies are not recognisable," he said. Debris was scattered over a two-kilometre radius, and lights had been brought to the site to allow work to continue through the night. A probe has been ordered into the crash, Defence Secretary Nargis Sethi said. "A team of investigators comprising senior civil aviation officials have immediately started investigations," Sethi added. Torn fragments of the fuselage, including a large section bearing the airline's logo, littered the fields around Hussain Abad. Rescue workers in orange jumpsuits and local residents used torches to search through the wreckage, assisted by soldiers carrying assault rifles. The smell of burning filled the air at the scene and human limbs were scattered in a large area, witnesses said. An AFP reporter saw an orange flight data recorder in a house where some of the wreckage fell. Pakistan Navy official Captain Arshad Mahmood said the crash occurred as the plane was approaching the runway to land. "The weather was very bad, there was hail and a thunderstorm. The pilot lost control and hit the ground. It tossed up due to the impact and exploded and came down in a fireball," he said. Saifur Rehman, an official from the police rescue team, said the plane burst into flames after impact. "Fire erupted after the crash. The wreckage is on fire, the plane is completely destroyed," Rehman told Geo television. An airport source said the plane had been due to land at Islamabad airport at 6.50pm (11.50 AEST) but lost contact with the control tower at 6.40pm and crashed shortly afterwards. Distraught relatives gathered at the airports in Islamabad and Karachi, searching for the names of loved ones on the passenger list for the ill-fated flight. "Please don't talk to me, I have just lost my loving father," a teenage boy cried in Karachi. The government was making arrangements to fly relatives to Islamabad later today. Nadeem Khan Yusufzai, director-general of Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority, said initial reports suggested bad weather was to blame for the crash. Bhoja Air relaunched domestic operations with a fleet of five 737s in March, according to newspaper reports, when the airline was planning to start flights connecting Karachi, Sukkur, Multan, Lahore and Islamabad. Bhoja had been grounded in 2000 by civil aviation authorities amid financial difficulties, the reports said. The worst aviation tragedy on Pakistan soil Pakistan happened in July 2010, when an Airbus A321 passenger jet operated by the private airline Airblue crashed into hills overlooking Islamabad while coming in to land after a flight from Karachi. All 152 people on board were killed in the accident, which occurred in heavy rain and poor visibility. The deadliest civilian plane crash involving a Pakistani jet was in 1992, when a PIA Airbus A300 crashed into a cloud-covered hillside on its approach to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, killing 167 people.
Fri, 04/20/2012 12:00 PM Injured Juan Nevarez  0.0  Ingleside TX 
 USA 
  drying out rain gear    Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Work 
News Photographer Shocked By Lightning Posted: Apr 20, 2012 10:03 PM by Morgan Frances - MFrances@kristv.com Updated: Apr 20, 2012 10:57 PM Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 0.0 (0 votes) INGLESIDE - Today's storm got the attention of one of KRIS-TV's photographers, Juan Nevarez. He was working on a live shot about the storm in Ingleside when lightning struck a puddle nearby. "I was drying out my rain gear because it was pouring," he said, "As soon as it started the shock came from my feet and traveled literally from head to toe and as soon as that happened I kind of lost weight." The jolt caused Nevarez to fall instantaneously to the ground. "Luckily it wasn't any worse than that. I'm sure because I was completely wet it kind of was one of the factors of why I was shocked all over my body," he said. Nevarez wasn't seriously injured from the jolt but understandably shaken up. He says accidents like that can happen when covering extreme weather. "Obviously there is that danger. Especially when you're out in the field and having to deal with weather but you always hope for the best and prepare yourself for the worst," he said, "I'm just glad that it wasn't anything worse than what it actually was. It was just a minor jolt but it was kind of a crazy experience.
Fri, 04/20/2012 03:30 PM Injured boy   11.0  Pasir Mas  
 Borneo 
  sitting on verandah    Indirect,Outside,Porch 
Boy injured in lightning strike, 3 others escape Posted on April 20, 2012, Friday PASIR MAS: An elderly woman and two grandchildren from Kampung Kolam, Tok Uban, here, escaped being struck by lightning in a 3.30pm incident Wednesday. However, another grandchild fainted and suffered minor injuries. Recounting what happened, Lijah Samad, 63, said she and her grandchildren Nur Zainawati Mohd Rosdi, 11, Mohd Khairul, nine, and Suzilawani, seven,were resting on the verandah at home when it poured heavily. They were shocked to see lightning suddenly strike a pole next to where they were sitting. We were thrown off by the jolt from the lightning which also damaged electrical appliances in the house. Only when things quietened down did I realise Mohd Khairul was on the ground. He was lying down with his head in a bucket, she said when met at her home yesterday. Lijah said she shook her grandson, but Mohd Khairul did not respond as he had fainted after being struck by lightning. Neighbours helped her get Mohd Khairul to the Tok Uban clinic for treatment before he was sent to the Lati Hospital in Pasir Mas for further treatment. Following the incident, Mohd Khairul was unconscious for over 12 hours before he regained consciousness at 3am yesterday and suffered minor injuries behind the ears. Lijah also sustained back injuries due to the incident. However, her two other grandchildren were unharmed.  Bernama Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2012/04/20/boy-injured-in-lightning-strike-3-others-escape/#ixzz1sZiAdVFV
Fri, 04/20/2012 12:00 PM Killed 127 dead  0.0  Islamabad  
 Pakistan 
  in an airplane    Airplane 
Up to 127 dead after plane struck by lightning in Pakistan From: NewsCore April 21, 2012 7:14PM Increase Text Size Decrease Text Size Print Email Share Watch AIRLINER WITH 127 ON BOARD CRASHES NEAR ISLAMABAD AIRPORT A Pakistani civilian aircraft with 127 people on board crashed in bad weather near Islamabad's international airport on Friday. Rough Cut (... Play 0:00 / 1:10Scrubber mute Share Fullscreen PAKISTAN has launched an investigation into the crash of a passenger jet while it was attempting to land during a thunderstorm. All 127 people on board are believed to have died. The Bhoja Air flight from Karachi burst into flames on Friday evening after coming down in fields near the village of Hussain Abad, on the outskirts of Islamabad, as it approached the capital's international airport. The airline said the Boeing 737 was carrying 121 passengers, including 11 children, and six crew. "There is no chance of any survivors. It will be only a miracle. The plane is totally destroyed," police official Fazle Akbar told AFP from the crash site. So far 110 bodies have been recovered, said Brigadier Sarfraz Ali, who is heading the recovery efforts. "We cannot identify them because some of the bodies are not recognisable," he said. Debris was scattered over a two-kilometre radius, and lights had been brought to the site to allow work to continue through the night. A probe has been ordered into the crash, Defence Secretary Nargis Sethi said. "A team of investigators comprising senior civil aviation officials have immediately started investigations," Sethi added. Torn fragments of the fuselage, including a large section bearing the airline's logo, littered the fields around Hussain Abad. Rescue workers in orange jumpsuits and local residents used torches to search through the wreckage, assisted by soldiers carrying assault rifles. The smell of burning filled the air at the scene and human limbs were scattered in a large area, witnesses said. An AFP reporter saw an orange flight data recorder in a house where some of the wreckage fell. Pakistan Navy official Captain Arshad Mahmood said the crash occurred as the plane was approaching the runway to land. "The weather was very bad, there was hail and a thunderstorm. The pilot lost control and hit the ground. It tossed up due to the impact and exploded and came down in a fireball," he said. Saifur Rehman, an official from the police rescue team, said the plane burst into flames after impact. "Fire erupted after the crash. The wreckage is on fire, the plane is completely destroyed," Rehman told Geo television. An airport source said the plane had been due to land at Islamabad airport at 6.50pm (11.50 AEST) but lost contact with the control tower at 6.40pm and crashed shortly afterwards. Distraught relatives gathered at the airports in Islamabad and Karachi, searching for the names of loved ones on the passenger list for the ill-fated flight. "Please don't talk to me, I have just lost my loving father," a teenage boy cried in Karachi. The government was making arrangements to fly relatives to Islamabad later today. Nadeem Khan Yusufzai, director-general of Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority, said initial reports suggested bad weather was to blame for the crash. Bhoja Air relaunched domestic operations with a fleet of five 737s in March, according to newspaper reports, when the airline was planning to start flights connecting Karachi, Sukkur, Multan, Lahore and Islamabad. Bhoja had been grounded in 2000 by civil aviation authorities amid financial difficulties, the reports said. The worst aviation tragedy on Pakistan soil Pakistan happened in July 2010, when an Airbus A321 passenger jet operated by the private airline Airblue crashed into hills overlooking Islamabad while coming in to land after a flight from Karachi. All 152 people on board were killed in the accident, which occurred in heavy rain and poor visibility. The deadliest civilian plane crash involving a Pakistani jet was in 1992, when a PIA Airbus A300 crashed into a cloud-covered hillside on its approach to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, killing 167 people.
Thu, 04/19/2012 03:00 PM Killed student killed   19.0  Dhankawadi Pune 
 India 
  on terrace    Burnt,Deck,Outside 
Indiatimes|The Times of India|The Economic Times| More|Log In|Sign Up| ADVERTISEMENT Pune The Times of India Advanced Search » HomeCityIndiaWorldBusinessTechSportsEntertainmentLife & StyleWomenHot on the WebSpiritualityNRIIPL 2012 PhotosTimes NowVideosLIVE TV MumbaiDelhiBangaloreHyderabadChennaiAhmedabadAllahabadBhubaneswarBhopalChandigarhCoimbatoreGoaGurgaonGuwahatiHubliIndoreJaipurKanpurKolkata KochiKozhikodeLucknowLudhianaMaduraiMangaloreMysoreNagpurNashik New!NoidaPatnaPuneRajkotRanchiThaneSuratThiruvananthapuramVadodaraVaranasi You are here: Home » City » Pune Lightning bolt kills engineering student TNN | Apr 20, 2012, 05.11AM IST Article Comments inShare Read More:Student|Rain|Lightning Struck|Lightning Bolt|Bharati Vidyapeeth Police 0 PUNE: A 19-year-old student, who was enjoying the rains on the terrace of his hostel in Dhankawadi, was killed as lightning struck him on Thursday afternoon. The city had recorded its second spell of pre-monsoon thundershower on Thursday. Bharati Vidyapeeth police have identified the deceased as Sumeet Prakash Ranbhare, who was residing at the Akshayratna hostel, Mama Yenpurenagar in Dhankawadi. Ranbhare, who is originally from Chinchwad, was pursuing his engineering degree course from a private college. The investigating officer of the Bharati Vidyapeeth police station P S Konde said the incident took place around 3 pm, when Ranbhare was on the terrace. Some people, who saw him lying on the terrace after he was struck by lightning, informed the control room about the incident. "Our team rushed to the spot and found him severely burnt," he said. He added that Ranbhare was rushed to a nearby private hospital in a police van. The hospital authorities declared him dead on arrival. "He had burn marks on his face, chest, stomach and legs." Konde said that the post-mortem on his body was performed at the Sassoon general hospital. "The hospital authorities have kept the viscera," he said, adding, "A case of accidental death has been registered with the Bharati Vidyapeeth police station."
Mon, 04/16/2012 12:00 PM Killed 2 dead, 3 injured  29.0  Gua Musang  
 Bangladesh 
       
Two Bangladeshi workers die, three sustain injuries after being struck by lightning News 2012-04-16 10:26 GUA MUSANG, April 15 (Bernama) -- Two Bangladeshi workers died, while three others sustained injuries, after being struck by lightning in a rubber plantation in Pos Balau here today. The dead are Amir Amza, 29, and Mohammad Akterwas, 35, while the three who sustained injuries are Mohammad Robiul Islam, 32, Bashamin, 29 and Lieon, 28. The Bangladeshi workers were walking through the heavy downpour to get to the workers' quarters, which is located about two kilometres from the plantation, when the mishap occurred at about 3.30pm. Mohammad Robiul said they had to leave the plantation early as rubber saplings could not be planted during rain. "Usually, we finish work at 5pm and a supervisor will drive us back to the workers' quarters, but today, we have to leave early due to the heavy downpour and lightning," he told reporters at Gua Musang Hospital. "When we were walking through the rain, I heard a loud explosion before two of my friends collapsed with their bodies almost charred and two others were screaming in pain. I was lucky to have sustained only minor injuries," he said. Gua Musang police spokesman when contacted confirmed the incident.
Fri, 04/13/2012 12:00 PM Injured Alfred Janske, 1 of 2  59.0  Mt. Diablo CA 
 USA 
  camping in a tent    Camping,Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Tent 
Mt. Diablo Campers Grazed by Lightning Posted Apr 13, 2012 inShare Mt. Diablo campers Alfred Janske, 59, of Oakland, and his developmentally disabled brother George Janske, 57, were slightly injured when a lightning bolt struck a nearby tree ricocheting into their tent. The single lightning bolt struck the tree, broke part of an asphalt road and broke off a water faucet. Both are camping in the park after recently losing their home to foreclosure. 1 of 7 Alfred Janske, 59, of Oakland, looks through the hole in the bottom of his tent made by a lightning strike that struck a nearby tree while he and his developmentally disabled brother George Janske were camping on Mt. Diablo, Calif., on Friday, April 13, 2012. The single lightning strike hit three spots around their tent lightly injuring Janske and his 57-year old brother. Both are camping in the park after recently losing their home to foreclosure. (Doug Duran/Staff)
Fri, 04/13/2012 12:00 PM Injured George janske  57.0  Mt. Diablo CA 
 USA 
  camping in a tent    Camping,Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Tent 
Mt. Diablo Campers Grazed by Lightning Posted Apr 13, 2012 inShare Mt. Diablo campers Alfred Janske, 59, of Oakland, and his developmentally disabled brother George Janske, 57, were slightly injured when a lightning bolt struck a nearby tree ricocheting into their tent. The single lightning bolt struck the tree, broke part of an asphalt road and broke off a water faucet. Both are camping in the park after recently losing their home to foreclosure. 1 of 7 Alfred Janske, 59, of Oakland, looks through the hole in the bottom of his tent made by a lightning strike that struck a nearby tree while he and his developmentally disabled brother George Janske were camping on Mt. Diablo, Calif., on Friday, April 13, 2012. The single lightning strike hit three spots around their tent lightly injuring Janske and his 57-year old brother. Both are camping in the park after recently losing their home to foreclosure. (Doug Duran/Staff)
Fri, 04/13/2012 12:00 PM Killed 7 dead in Bengal  0.0   
 Bengal 
       
Lightning kills seven in Bengal PTI | 04:04 PM,Apr 13,2012 Canning (WB), Apr 13 (PTI) Seven persons were killed and another was injured when lightning struck them this morning in different parts of Sunderbans in South 24-Parganas district. Police said five persons lost their lives in lightning strike during torrential rains at Pathar Pratima block of the Sunderbans. Shankar Bera, 41, died when lightning struck him at the house of a local resident at Digambarpur village in the Pathar Pratima block. Seven-year-old Mousumi Pal, who belongs to the family in whose house Bera took shelter, died while her mother Baumati suffered burn injuries. In another part of the same block, three others, including a 30-year-old farmer and an 11-year-old girl Anjura Khatun, died in lightning strikes. At Kulpi and Kakdwip, two more persons were killed when they were struck by lightning at their fields.
Thu, 04/12/2012 11:00 AM Injured man   25.0  Derby KS 
 USA 
  unloading truck    Indirect,Outside,Touching a vehicle,Work 
Man has chest pains after lightning strikes in Derby Comments 0Share0 Related Wichita man describes possible hit by lightning By Kim Hynes KWCH 12 Eyewitness News 11:19 a.m. CDT, April 12, 2012 (DERBY, Kan.) A 25-year-old construction worker is recovering after possibly being hit by lightning. He was unloading a truck in Derby when the lightning struck. He says he didn't see the lightning or hear it, but felt funny and started having chest pain. He was taken to the hospital for observation. It happened around eleven o'clock Thursday morning. He was working in the 1600 block of North Derby Hills, near Meadowlark and Buckner.
Thu, 04/12/2012 12:00 PM Injured Roy Blair  0.0  Half Moon Bay CA 
 USA 
  barbecue in the rain    Indirect,Outside,Raining,Wet,Yard 
Half Moon Bay man gets struck by lightning Friday, April 13, 2012 TAGS:storm, rain, half moon bay, accuweather Comment NowEmailPrintReport a typo by Ama Daetz HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (KGO) -- A Bay Area man experiences the terrifying power of lightning in his backyard. He was jolted by a bolt and is alive to tell about it. He's a lucky man. Not many people walk away from something like that. It was one of the 750 lightning bolts in the storm Thursday night that struck him. "It picked me up and dropped me like a ton of bricks," said Roy Blair. Related Photos Lightning, hail and rain pound Bay Area View all 26 photos He now advises others do not barbecue in the rain. That's what he was doing Thursday night during a nasty thunderstorm. Blair went out back to get some hotdogs before they burned and that's when bad luck struck. "Lightning hit the tree, it hit the fence in the backyard and I saw it. It came across the lawn, right across the asphalt, right up the barbecue and into me. It picked me up and dropped me like a ton of bricks onto the concrete," said Blair. Related Content LINK: Check out our ABC7 Flight Tracker LINK: uReport: Upload your weather photos and video here LINK: uReport: Checkout photos and video of the lightning from viewers MORE: Follow @abc7newsBayArea on Twitter for breaking news FACEBOOK: Follow ABC7News on Facebook STORY: Amateur photographers capture lightning STORY: Lightning strike turns United flight back to SFO STORY: Storm leaves mess, slows traffic across Bay Area STORY: Heavy rain, lightning hits Bay Area STORY: Meteorologist: Tornado near Stockton not unusual Blair managed to get himself inside. Coastside Fire Protection District in cooperation with CAL FIRE responded to the 911 call. "The lightning was probably in the vicinity of the area, but close enough that the peripheral energy affected him," said CAL FIRE Capt. Jonathan Cox. "The force and the kind of electricity associated with that lightning doesn't just affect the place that it strikes, but kind of a perimeter around it." "I was kind of confused and a little worried," said Blair. He was stable so first responders took him to the emergency room. "Basically they got me to the hospital where they ran a bunch of tests and basically said I was OK," said Blair. Cox grew up in the Bay Area, so he knows our storms, and even he was impressed with Thursday night's system. "I don't remember a storm growing up that had that much intensity and came through with that much force," said Cox. Usually, the department only gets two to three calls a night. Last night was anything but the usual. "We had about 13 calls in the 24-hour period in the Coastside Fire District itself and another 13 or 14 calls in the unincorporated parts of San Mateo County," said Cox. Cox also says this is the perfect time to remind everyone that if you see lightning, get out of open areas, get inside, and stay away from the windows. The National Weather Service says an average of 54 people are killed each year by lightning. Hundreds more are permanently injured. So far there have been three deaths this year from lightning. uReport powered by YouTube: Take part in the news. Send us your weather videos and photos to uReport@kgo-tv.com, or visit uReport.abc7news.com. (Copyright ©2012 KGO-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.) Get more AccuWeather »
Wed, 04/11/2012 12:00 PM unknown safety info   0.0  Kuala Lumpur  
 Malaysia 
  safety info    Education 
Email Print 11 April 2012 | last updated at 03:56pm 'Thunderstorm safety education should be compulsory' 0 comments KUALA LUMPUR: Thunderstorm safety education should be made compulsory in schools as early measure to prevent mishaps from occurring, says a lightning protection expert from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Director of Centre of Excellence on Lightning Protection (CELP) UPM, Assoc Prof Dr Mohd Zainal Abidin Ab Kadir said society is not that concerned with safety as outdoor activities are still conducted during thunderstorms. "When thunderstorms occur, all indoor and outdoor activities must stop until it is over to avoid damage to property and personal injury. "The public are only aware of the danger posed by thunderstorms and take preventive measures after deaths, injuries and damage to property occur," he told Bernama here today. A student of SMK Seksyen 16, Shah Alam died after he was struck by lightning while his friend was injured on April 3 after playing in a Petaling District school football tournament in UPM. "The students were still doing sports activities during a thunderstorm. Teachers and parents must be responsible in exposing students to thunderstorm safety just like road safety education in schools." Zainal said UPM would work with the Ministry of Education to ensure thunderstorm safety awareness campaign could be held in schools. "The campaign is not only for teachers and students but also to encourage public participation to ensure safety and to take early preventive measures." Asked about safety measures during thunderstorms, he said the public should avoid being in open space and should take shelter in buildings for protection. "During thunderstorms, try not to stand near trees, stay away from metal items and tall pillars." Zainal proposed that all houses be equipped with devices to prevent lightning strike during thunderstorms to ensure the safety of occupants. "The Ministry of Housing should introduce legislation where all houses must be installed with anti-lighting devices to ensure the safety of residents." He advised the public to check the weather when planning outdoor activities and to avoid them if there were signs of thunderstorms for personal safety. -- Bernama Read more: 'Thunderstorm safety education should be compulsory' - Latest - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/latest/thunderstorm-safety-education-should-be-compulsory-1.72950#ixzz1rjNXjlK1
Wed, 04/11/2012 02:15 PM Killed Luther Clyde Baham Sr.  54.0  Ponchatoula LA  
 USA 
  taking shelter   N/A  fishing,Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Taking Shelter,Ungrounded Shelter 
Deputy: Lightning strike killed father and son on fishing trip wwltv.com Posted on April 12, 2012 at 2:36 PM Updated yesterday at 2:41 PM WWLTV.com Email: webteam@wwltv.com | Twitter: @WWLTV PONCHATOULA, La.  The Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office has recovered the bodies of two missing fishermen Thursday. Officials believe the father and son were killed in a lightning strike while seeking cover during Wednesday's violent storms on the Northshore, according to sheriff's office spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto. Luther Clyde Baham Sr, 54, of Kentwood, and his son, Luther Clyde Baham Jr, 33, of Hammond, were reported missing early Thursday morning after they didn't return from the fishing trip on Wednesday, said a statement from Panepinto. Baham and his son last spoke with family around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, saying they were on the Natalbany River and the weather was getting bad and that they were going to find shelter near an abandoned camp, said Panepinto. State Wildlife and Fisheries agents found the father and son at an abandoned shelter on the river, according to Panepinto. Investigators from the sheriff's office were called in to scene. "Based on the initial investigation, it is believed that the two were killed instantly by a lightning strike. The bodies were located under a small tin structure where the men apparently took cover to escape a terrible thunder storm. The evidence of a lightening strike was apparent based on the severe lightning damage to the surrounding trees," said Panepinto
Wed, 04/11/2012 12:00 PM Killed Justin Feber  41.0  Crewe  
 UK 
  sitting at construction site    Outside,Work 
Lightning bolt kills bricklayer on building site Monday, April 16, 2012 The Sentinel Follow AN INQUEST is due to be opened today into the death of a bricklayer who was killed by a bolt of lightning on a building site. Justin Feber, pictured right, was having a cup of tea on the building site at Wychwood Village, near Crewe, when the tragedy struck on Wednesday. Justin Feber The 41-year-old was standing with both feet on the ground and was not touching anything metallic when he collapsed following a flash of lightning and a loud bang. The father-of-one was given first aid at the scene but later died at Crewe's Leighton Hospital. Another man needed treatment for shock. Around five people are killed by a lightning bolt in the UK every year. A Cheshire Police spokesman said: "Emergency services were called following a report of a man being struck by lightning. "A 41-year-old man, who had been working on a building site, was treated by paramedics at the scene. "Sadly, he died a short time later at Leighton Hospital. "A second man, suffering from shock, was also taken to Leighton Hospital." He added: "Police attended the scene and confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances. "A file will now be prepared for the coroner." Justin, who lived in Lancashire, was working as a sub-contractor on a Bovis Homes development at Abbey Park Way when he was killed. The firm has offered its condolences to Justin's family and pledged its support to colleagues who had witnessed the incident. A Bovis Homes spokesman said: "We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident and extend our sincere sympathies to this man's family and friends. "Our thoughts are with them and with his colleagues, who were with him on site and responded immediately to the incident. "They have obviously been deeply affected by this and we will look to support them." The Health and Safety Executive has already been informed about Justin's death. But it confirmed it will not be not investigating the incident because the death is regarded as a one in a 10 million accident. A spokesman said: "This incident is not something that the Health and Safety Executive would normally investigate because it was the result of a freak natural occurrence." Justin was employed by Lancashire-based Matthews and Leigh Civil Engineering. Managing director Andy Leigh said: "Justin was well-liked, highly professional and held in high regard by all those who worked with him." He added: "Our thoughts are with all who knew him at this very sad time."
Wed, 04/11/2012 02:15 PM Killed Luther Clyde Baham Jr.  33.0  Ponchatoula LA  
 USA 
  taking shelter   N/A  fishing,Ground Strike,Indirect,Outside,Taking Shelter,Ungrounded Shelter 
Sheriff: father & son apparently sheltered in tin building, died when lightning hit nearby THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First Posted: April 12, 2012 - 6:46 pm Last Updated: April 12, 2012 - 6:46 pm AAA AMITE, La.  The Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's office says a father and son who never returned from a fishing trip apparently died when lightning struck near a small tin building where they took shelter from a thunderstorm. Sheriff's spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto (PAN-uh-PIN-toh) says that trees around the small building showed severe lightning damage. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says its agents found the bodies of 54-year-old Luther Baham (BAY-ham) Sr. of Kentwood and 33-year-old Luther Baham Jr. of Hammond on Thursday, about an hour after they were reported missing. Enforcement spokesman Adam Einck says the bodies were in a dilapidated camp on the Natalbany River. He says they went fishing Wednesday, and called a relative that afternoon to say they were looking for shelter from a storm. Sheriff's spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto (PAN-uh-PIN-toh) says that trees around the small building showed severe lightning damage.
Tue, 04/10/2012 12:00 PM Killed 2 people different incidents  0.0  Kathmandu  
 Nepal 
  inside      
Lightning claims two Added At: 2012-04-10 9:13 AM Last Updated At: 2012-04-10 1:32 PM More Sharing ServicesShare| Share on facebookShare on deliciousShare on twitterShare on email THT ONLINE KATHMANDU: A person died in Parbat district after he was struck by lightning on Monday night. The deceased has been identified as a 38-year old Pashupati Bhattarai,of Wahaki VDC -3, Thanti of Parbat district, according to Police Inspector at Ward Police Office, Waling, Pradip Kumar DC. Bhattarai was critically injured when the lightning struck him while he was asleep. He died on the way to Waling primary health centre last night, informed health centre in-charge Dr. Samaj Gautam. Similarly, an elderly woman Harimaya Gurung died after she was struck by lightning at Lothar VDC in Chitwan district on Tuesday pre-dawn darkness. Gurungs two grandsons have also been injured in the incident, said police.
Tue, 04/10/2012 12:00 PM Killed man   0.0  Srinagar Kulgam 
 India 
       
Man killed in lightning PTI | 04:04 PM,Apr 10,2012 Srinagar, Apr 10 (PTI) A 35-year-old man was killed after being struck by lightning in south Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said here today. Mohammad Yousuf Dewa of Panzath village died when he was hit by lightning in the Ruzlo Kund area of Kulgam, they said. Parts of Kashmir valley received intermittent rains interspersed with lightning and thunder since last morning
Mon, 04/09/2012 12:00 PM Killed kills 10 in 4 districts  0.0   
 India 
       
Lightning kills 10 in 4 dists UNB, Dhaka Ten people were killed and nine injured after being struck by lightning in Gazipur, Sherpur, Gopalganj and Jamalpur on Monday. In Sherpur, three madrasha students were killed by thunderbolt at Chhatrakona in Nokla upazila in the afternoon. The deceased were  Minhajul Islam, 15, Chan Miah, 12, and Masud Miah, 10, all students of Chhatrakona Moffazalia Madrasha. Urfa Union Parishad Chairman Anisur Rahman said when the students were playing on the playground of the madrasha during their tiffin hour a thunderbolt hit them around 1:30pm, leaving the trio injured. When they were taken to local health complex, doctors declared them dead. In Gazipur, two people died as a thunderbolt struck them at Bhobanipur village in sadar upazila. Quoting locals, police said Sujan, 27, and Dolon, 26, of Patpocha village in the upazila were critically injured in lightning strike around 8:00am while they were going to their work during rain. They were taken to sadar hospital where they died at about 9:15am. In Gopalganj, two people were killed and five injured in lightning strike at Uttarpar village in Kotalipara upazila. Quoting witnesses, Kotalipara Police Station officer-in-charge Tota Miah said Nihar Dhali, 25, of Burua village and Sujan Gyne, 17, of Shimulbari village were killed after being hit by thunderbolt while working in a watermelon field amid rain. The injured were admitted to upazila health complex. Meanwhile, in Jamalpur, lightning left two people dead and four others wounded at Tin Ani in Bakshiganj uapzila. Witnesses said thunderbolt hit the passengers of a human hauler (bhotbhoti), leaving Murshedul Islam, 30, and Chan Miah, 26, of Nayapara village, dead on the spot and four others injured around 2:00pm. The injured were admitted to upazila health complex.
Sun, 04/08/2012 12:00 PM Killed 1 killed, 3 injured  26.0  Gabagaon village Odisha 
 India 
       
HomeOdisha India PoliticsBusiness Sports Entertainment Interview Feature World Analysis Life Style Travel Odisha BREAKING NEWS Release 30 prisoners in exchange of MLA: Maoists tell Odisha Govt Pune Warriors register second consecutive win, beat Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs Kings XI Punjab need 167 runs to win IPL-5: Rajasthan Royals pull second emphatic win in a row Uncertainty continuous over Italian release; Maoists send fresh audio tape, ask govt to clarify Boxer Vijender qualifies for London Olympics Mon, 9th Apr, 2012 | Updated: 2012-04-08 13:41:22GMT Web Site You are here: Home >> News>> Districts views 57 ShareThis Odisha: Lightning strikes Balasore dist; one killed, three injured By Our correspondent Place: Balasore Date: 07-Apr-2012 01:01:50 Balasore Dist Map Balasore (Odisha): One person died and three others injured after being struck by lightning in Odisha's Balasore district today. Lightning struck Debendra Das (26) when he was at his house in Gabagaon village under Chandipur police station. His mother sustained serious injury due to the lightning, police said. Two persons were injured at nearby Kaaphala and Jankhrai villages, they said. Meanwhile, normal life was paralysed as a strong gale accompanied by lightning and rain lashed many parts of the district. Power supply in the town remained disrupted as huge trees fell on electric poles and transmission lines.
Sun, 04/08/2012 12:00 PM Killed 3 killed, 2 injured  0.0  Purulia  
 India 
  loading bricks into truck    Outside,Work 
3 killed, 2 injured in lightning PTI | 10:04 PM,Apr 08,2012 Purulia (WB), Apr 8 (PTI) Three labourers were killed and two others were seriously injured when lightning struck them in Purulia district today. SP C Sudhakar said five labourers were loading bricks in a truck when they were hit by thunderbolt this afternoon. While three died on the spot, two suffered burn injuries and were taken to the Purulia Sadar Hospital in critical condition. Different parts of the district was lashed by thunderstorm accompanied by rains today. The five were all in the age group of 22-24 years. PTI COR SUS

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