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Sun, 06/15/2014 12:00 PM Killed Lightning kills four   0.0   
Three people including a minor boy were killed by lightning at two villages of Shibganj upazila of the district yesterday. The deceased were identified as, Durul Hoda,39, son of Mohammad Tufani and Mousumi Khatun,25, daughter of Mozaffar Hossain of Bazitpur village under Shayampur union and Meraj Hossain,4, son of Abdur Razzak of Sahebnagar village under Shahbajpur union in the upazila. Nurul Hoda, chairman of Shaympur union parishad, said thunderbolts struck Durul Hoda and Mousumi at Bazitpur village near their houses during storm followed by heavy rain at around 2:15 pm, killing Mosumi on the spot and injuring Durul Hoda. Durul succumbed to his injuries on his way to Shibganj upazila health complex. Mohammad Nizamul Haque, chairman of Shahbajpur union parishad, said lightning struck 4-year-old Meraj when he entered a mango orchard near their house at Shahebnagar village of the upazila at around 2:15 pm to collect mango during storm. In Sylhet, a housewife was killed by lightning at Kalenga village in Kamalganj upazila on Friday, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Azma Bagum, 29, wife of Mashahid Miah, a resident of the village. Locals said, a thunderbolt struck Azma while she was going to field with their cattle during drizzle around 8:30 am, leaving her dead on the spot.
Sun, 06/15/2014 12:00 AM unknown Three hospitalized after lightning strike  0.0   
      Indirect,Mtn. Climbing,Outside,Rock Climbing,Rope 
Three German climbers were taken to hospital after being struck by lightning on the Hohen Dachstein near Gmunden on Friday afternoon. One of the men, aged 25, had to be recovered by helicopter. Lightning strikes four hikers in Upper Austria (13 Jun 14) Lucky escape for lightning strike boy (12 Jun 14) A total of four climbers - aged 25, 26, 31 and 33 - were descending the mountain when lightning struck the summit near the end of the safety line they were using, causing at least one to sustain moderate injuries. Three of them were taken to the nearby Schladming hospital in Styria. A fourth man in their party was unharmed. The admitting physician told the Austrian Press Association (APA) that the three should have recovered sufficiently to be released from hospital on Saturday. Staff reporter (
Sun, 06/15/2014 12:00 AM Injured piano player  0.0  Bolivia NC 
  playing organ in church    Church,Indirect,Indoors 
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A pianist is recovering from minor injuries after a lightning strike hit Zion Hill Baptist Church in Bolivia, causing shockwaves through the electrical wiring in the building. According to Chief John Eeten with the Sunset Harbor and Zion Hill Fire Department, the piano player was treated on scene by EMS personnel and did not need to be transported to the hospital. Eeten said the lightning struck the roof of the church shortly before noon on Sunday during the middle of a church service. According to Eeten, the church suffered minor electrical damage but no structural damage. Nobody else was injured and the pianist is expected to be okay.
Sat, 06/14/2014 12:00 PM Killed Lightning kills 52 people in Cambodia in 5 months  0.0   
Lightning kills 52 people in Cambodia in 5 months PHNOM PENH, June 14 (Xinhua) -- At least 52 Cambodian people have been killed by lightning strike in the first five months of 2014, down 24 percent from 69 for the same period last year, a disaster control spokesman said Saturday. Besides the deaths, thunderbolts have injured 73 others during the January-May period, up 9 percent from 67 for the year-earlier period, Keo Vy, the spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management, said. "Now, it is a rainy season, lightning strikes can happen whenever there are strong rains, so people, particularly farmers, should be extra vigilant in order to avoid dangers," he told Xinhua. "They should stay in homes or shelters when there are torrential rains with thunderstorms and lightning." Cambodia has one of the highest rates in the world in terms of casualties by lightning -- at seven deaths per one million people annually, he said, adding that last year, lightning killed 100 people and injured 74. Lightning occurs every year usually from March to November, the official said. Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency. Xinhua is China's state-run news agency. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Sat, 06/14/2014 12:00 PM Injured Billy Gressiinger  0.0  St. Lucie County FL 
  on a boat  N/A  Boat,Indirect,On Water,Outside,Water 
ST. LUCIE COUNTY  A man was taken to a local hospital in stable condition after lightning apparently struck a boat he was on Saturday evening, officials said FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Billy Gressinger and son Mickey were about five miles offshore Saturday making their way back to the inlet when lightning struck. "I was driving and I saw out of the corner of my eye a huge ball of sparks," recalled Mickey. Lightning hit the boat's antenna. A fishing pole was fried, but even scarier, electricity surged through Billy's body. "The hand went totally numb, changed colors. The knee hurt pretty good, I looked at it, it went to (a) really strange dark purple, blue." Billy thinks the bolt escaped through his knee, leaving a small hole in the console. "I was thinking that was the worst lightning I had been in. Storms... I've been in worse but not that bad a lightning storm," said Billy. Eventually his strength and color returned. But the boat wasn't going anywhere. "We were dead, dead in the water," said Mickey. "For about 45 minutes we sat here under no power and the lightning was absolutely horrendous. It was spooky," said Billy. The lightning bolt knocked out communication to the boat but fortunately Billy and Mickey had a backup plan. On Monday Mickey showed off a new portable VHF radio they had used to contact the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard arrived with medics to take Billy to the hospital. A good Samaritan, also heading to shore, helped tow the boat in. Is there any hesitation now to go back on the water? "None whatsoever. We have another new boat coming," laughed Billy.
Fri, 06/13/2014 09:40 AM Killed James Donald McDaniel  70.0  Allentown FL 
  picking blueberries  N/A  Farming,Field,Outside 
Deputies say they a victim died after being struck by lightning. The Santa Rosa County Sheriffs Office responded to the call on 8651 Hwy 89 in Milton around 9:30 a.m. The individual was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Deputies said the victim was picking blueberries at the time of the incident. Next of kin has been notified. The official cause of death will be made by the Medical Examiners Office. A lightning strike claimed the life of 70-year-old Florida man Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. He was picking blueberries in a field when he was struck. Officials with NWS did not release the name of the man, who died in Allentown, Florida. Forecasters were tipped off to the death around 9:40 a.m. About half an hours earlier, forecasters had warned locals of storms moving across Baldwin County, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle. NWS forecaster Don Shepherd said the storms didn't appear to be severe, however, he added that "any thunderstorm can produce lightning." Each year NWS Mobile, which monitors weather on Alabama's side of the Gulf Coast into the Florida panhandle, field two or three reports of lightning strikes per year. Shepherd noted those typically were not fatal. He added that behind rip currents, lightning strikes were among the most deadly weather-related incidents on the Gulf Coast. "If you can hear thunder, you're probably close enough to the storm that (lightning) could strike you," he said. Forecasters suggest residents follow NWS's 30-30 rule. "If you can see lightning and hear thunder within 30 seconds, you should stay indoors," Sheperd said. "After you see the last lightning strike or hear the last thunder, you should wait 30 minutes." He added that during storms, people should avoid being in open, outside spaces.
Thu, 06/12/2014 07:45 PM Injured Reggie Butler, 1 of 3 men near truck  0.0  Anson County NC 
  touching pick up truck  N/A  Indirect,Outside,Touching a vehicle 
ANSON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Two men are in the hospital after officials say they were near a pick up truck that was struck by lightning in Anson County. According to Anson County Emergency management, the men were standing near a truck along the 200-block of Tooth Ache Road on Wednesday night around 7:45 p.m. A woman called 911 after the lightning strike saying her boyfriend's father was one of the two men injured. He was not breathing at the time and unconscious. One man was leaning on the truck when the lightning hit the vehicle. He was transported to Carolinas Medical Center-Main with serious injuries. The other man was taken to CMC-Union with minor injuries. He wasn't touching the truck at the time. Both are expected to recover. PEACHLAND  Two men have survived a lightning strike after being zapped in a rural Anson County thunderstorm. The men were standing outside a home on Toothaching Road outside Peachland when a flash of lightning struck a pickup truck around 7:45 p.m. June 11. Reggie Butler, who was leaning on the truck, was knocked unconscious and stopped breathing. A man standing near him also was struck, officials said. A friend administered CPR to Butler, who was conscious and alert when ambulances arrived, according to Rodney Diggs, Anson County emergency services director. Butlers friend was treated and released from Carolinas Medical Center- Union in Monroe that same day, Diggs said. Butler was taken to Carolinas Medical Centers main hospital in Charlotte. He was treated for burns and released on Saturday, according to Diggs. Media outlets have reported a third man struck by lightning in the same storm, but Diggs said he wasnt aware of any additional victims. The lightning strike was reported on a rural street off State Road 1222 in southern Anson County within roughly a mile of the South Carolina state line.
Thu, 06/12/2014 07:45 PM Injured 2 of 3 men near truck  0.0  Anson County NC 
  near struck truck  N/A  Ground Strike,Near Struck Vehicle,Outside 
Thu, 06/12/2014 12:00 PM Injured Melissa Holt  22.0  Fredericksburg TX 
  touching metal door    Door,Indirect,Metal,Outside 
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (KXAN)  What happened to a young woman in Fredericksburg Thursday night has her saying it changed her life. Melissa Holt, 22, survived a lightning strike. Ive worked here with my parents for 10 years, like since we opened, said Holt, referring to their family-owned restaurant, Alamo Spring Cafe, just outside of Fredericksburg. Thursday, she was working at the restaurant like any day, and then later in the night was doing work at her mobile home, which is just down a gravel drive from the business. There, her ordinary day turned not-so-ordinary. I still have tingling and numbness in my hands and in my feet. My face hurts. Ive got a burn in my mouth from where my cavity was filled. My filling actually burnt a hole in my cheek, Holt said. She stepped outside to get an animal cage shed been cleaning. Then she grabbed the metal door to her home. It was instant. That was it. Just, Zzzzzzz, she said, And it lasted like three or four seconds, and I could feel pain shoot up into my face, into my eyes, in my fingers, down through my feet and then my face felt like it was on fire. Holt says she started feeling nauseous, blacked out, and the left side of her body felt numb. I thought I was going to die, Holt said. She called paramedics out, they took a look at her, ran and EKG test, and told her she was lucky to be alive. I literally was like, God, what did I do? Holt said with a relieved laugh, Im so sorry for whatever just happened. I dont know what I did but please forgive me. She says shes now looking at life in a new way. It is a day by day thing. You dont have tomorrow promised to you. I am so thankful to be alive today, said Holt.
Thu, 06/12/2014 12:00 PM Injured 3 of 3 working on truck  0.0  Anson County NC 
      Ground Strike,Near Struck Vehicle,Outside 
ANSON COUNTY, N.C.  Three people were struck by lightning in Peachland. One man is still in the hospital with severe burns. The bolt hit the group outside a home during Wednesdays storms. Leland Lyles, who was outside during the storms explains, It was a bright flash. It happened so quick. Lyles said his friend, Reggie Butler was knocked to the ground unconscious. There was no pulse. There was no breathing at the time, Lyles said. Two other men, a friend and Butlers son, were also struck. They weren't badly hurt. Lyles said the friend managed to crawl to where Reggie was, and started giving him CPR. During that chaos, people frantically called 911. Butler and his friend were rushed to the hospital. Butler has third-degree burns from his neck down his chest. The hair on his head to his torso are now gone. His friend was treated and released. Butlers son didn't need medical treatment. The lightning strike was so intense, it burned a hole into the ground. Lyles said seeing what happened to his friend, is a wake-up call. You never know. You have to spend every day with your loved ones like it's your last one, he said. Sign up for breaking news alerts, click h - See more at:
Wed, 06/11/2014 12:00 PM Killed 2 killed   0.0  Tripura 
others injured in lightning strikes in Tripura Wednesday, officials said. Narayan Das, 24, and Ajoy Bhattacharjee, 42, were killed on the spot when lightning struck them in Khayerpur area in western Tripura while they were working in their home courtyard. Official sources said five people suffered burns due to lightning in different places of the mountainous Tripura. Lightning and thunder with rains, accompanied by high velocity winds, have been lashing Tripura since Tuesday, damaging crops and uprooting electric poles and trees. At least 15 people have been killed in lightning strikes in the past three weeks. The four-month-long (June-September) southwest monsoon hit the northeastern region Tuesday and spells of rain followed in most parts of the region, comprising eight states including Sikkim. According to physicists, the northeastern region is a lightning-prone area due to its topography. Lightning claims an average of 100 lives every year especially in March-May
Wed, 06/11/2014 12:00 PM Injured Marcus Nenichka  15.0  Lisbon OH 
  touching air conditioner    Indirect,Indoors,Kitchen/Appliance,Thrown 
LISBON, Ohio  Channel 11s Amy Marcinkiewicz traveled to Lisbon, Ohio, Thursday to talk with a boy who is lucky to be unharmed after a close call Wednesday with a lightning strike. Marcus Nenichka told Marcinkiewicz that he was touching an air conditioner when lightning struck his house. The 15-year-old said he got the jolt of his life while turning off the window air-conditioning unit. Im one lucky guy, he said. The lightning hit the homes antenna on the roof, traveled down the side of the home and into the air conditioner. Marcus and the air conditioner went flying. The next thing I knew, Marcus was flying backward and there was a burning smell in the air. He was scared, Nenichkas mother, Casey Reynolds, said. Marcus said it took him a few minutes to recover, but then he told his mother he felt fine. Its amazing he survived this and still wanted to go out afterward, Reynolds said. Marcus went to the hospital to be checked out, and there were no marks on his body. - See more at:
Tue, 06/10/2014 12:00 PM Killed 1 dead 6 injured  0.0   
A construction worker was struck dead and six others were injured on Sunday in Oddar Meancheys Anglong Veng district, marking the second death by lightning in the area in the past three months, a commune police chief said. Hing Thoeng, Prey commune police chief, said 30-year-old Van Voeuth was among a group of seven who ran for cover during a storm. The victim was playing with his phone under a tree when suddenly the lightning struck him, Thoeng said, adding that Voeuth was killed instantly. On April 23, in the same commune, 16-year-old Suos Saran was struck by lightning and killed after he and his parents took shelter in a hut during a storm, Thoeng said. According to Keo Vy, spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management, a total of 52 people have been killed and 73 injured by lightning this year. In the first five months of last year, a total of 69 deaths from lightning were recorded, he added.
Mon, 06/09/2014 05:00 PM Injured 2 of 2 town workers  0.0  Panola County FL 
  inside     Indirect,Indoors,Telephone,Work 
Mon, 06/09/2014 05:00 PM Injured 1 of 2 town workers  0.0  Panola County MS 
  inside     Indirect,Indoors,Telephone,Work 
PANOLA COUNTY, Miss.  A Panola County dispatcher is in the hospital and another just released after lightning struck both on the job. Lightning. Thunder. Then all off a sudden it hit the building, said Rebecca Allen. It was extremely loud. Allen was one of three employees in the dispatch building in Batesville when it was hit around 5 p.m. Monday. Radios went out. Alarms went off, said Allen. My partner over there yelled, It struck me! My partner back there said, It came through my phone. Allens coworkers went to the hospital, one with burns and the other for precautionary measures. Both are expected to be okay. Emergency Management Director Daniel Cole said the same cant be said about the equipment. Cole said up to $10,000 worth of new software and computers were damaged. We are still trying to get three radios back up, said Cole. We are working on a handheld radio right now. Monday night, AT&T and the countys tech department fixed the phone lines and computers within a couple of hours. He said the emergency 911 lines were not affected. This wasnt their first rodeo. The second time [lighting struck the building] in four years, said Cole. Last time we had a direct hit. This time it was an indirect hit, but it did cost us some equipment. While some call that bad luck, Allen said, It could have been worse. It really could have been worse. Just minutes after the office got word their employees would be OK, a rainbow popped up over the building. A sign of good luck.
Sun, 06/08/2014 12:00 PM Injured Salvaore Ross  14.0  Conifer CO 
  playing frisbee    Field,Fresbee,Ground Strike,Outside 
CONIFER- A 14-year-old boy is back to normal after a lightning bolt knocked him off his feet in Conifer on Sunday. Not much was going to stop three-time disc golf state champion Salvador Ross from leaving the Beaver Ranch Disc Golf Course on the day of a national tournament. Except for lightning. "The thunder cracked and the lightning bolt came down and it was just mind blowing. It was scary," said Ross. Park Ranger John Hardy was busy getting people off the mountain when he ran into the stunned boy. "He didn't know his name, he didn't really know where he was at. So, I asked him what happened and he said all he remembered was a big flash," said Hardy. Hardy got him off the mountain and an ambulance arrived. Salvador's head was pounding, nausea set in and his heart rate had skyrocketed. "I just remember everyone looking at me like they had seen a ghost because I had just lost it," said Ross. At the hospital doctors did some tests, let him calm down and he eventually returned to normal, with a lesson learned from Mother Nature. "If it starts looking bad just go home!" he said. Salvador later returned to watch the rest of the tournament. He said he wanted everyone to know he was OK. (KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)
Sun, 06/08/2014 04:30 PM Killed 3 killed 4 injured  0.0  Rangpur  
Three people were killed and four others injured by lightning in Badarganj upazila of the district yesterday afternoon. The dead were identified as Nurun Nabi, 52, a farmer, Mujibur Rahman, 45, a barber, and Tajul Islam, 15, a schoolboy. Nurun Nabi was struck by lightning while working in front of a cow shed at his house at Kazipara village at around 4:00pm. He died instantly. Mujibur Rahman and Tajkul Islam were killed and four others were injured by lightning while standing in front of a shop at Gutirdanga Haat in the upazila at around 4:30pm.
Sat, 06/07/2014 12:00 PM Killed 2 killed   0.0  Negros Occidental 
Two people were killed after being hit by lightning in Negros Occidental on Thursday, a Bacolod-based news site reported Saturday. The incidents occurred in Murcia town and Talisay City in Negros Occidental, news site Visayan Daily Star reported. Talisay police head Chief Inspector Joresty Coronica identified one of the fatalities as Rex Vasquez, who was struck inside his house in Barangay San Fernando. But Coronica said the victim's family sought an autopsy after noting the victim had no burns in his body. Meanwhile, Murcia police identified the second victim as Crisanto Rivera. Investigation showed Rivera was tilling his farm in Barangay Lopez Jaena in Murcia, when he was hit by lightning.  Joel Locsin/JDS, GMA News
Sat, 06/07/2014 02:00 AM Killed man asleep in house  41.0  Tanahun 
  asleep in house    Indoors 
TANAHUN: A man died after he was struck by lightning in Dumsichaur, Byas-9 of the district in the wee hours of Saturday morning. The deceased has been identified as Lekh Bahadur Bhujel (41). According to District Police Office, Tanahun, Bhujel was fast asleep in his house when the bolt hit him at around 2 am. Bhujel, who was critically injured in the incident, was rushed to the Damauli Hospital. He, however, breathed his last during the course of treatment. Police said that the body has been handed over to the family after postmortem. - See more at:
Sat, 06/07/2014 12:00 PM Killed 10 killed  0.0  Bihar 
At least 10 people including four women were killed and six injured Saturday in three districts of Bihar when lightning struck them, officials said. Six people were killed in villages near Farbisganj town in Araria district while two each were killed in a village in Katihar and Supaul districts. "All of them were killed by bolts of lightning," said an official of the state disaster management department. Half a dozen people were injured and are currently hospitalised, he said. Pre-monsoon rains accompanied by strong winds lashed Araria, Katihar and Supaul early Saturday. Lightning strikes during the June-September monsoon season are common, with villagers housed in bamboo and grass huts more at risk.
Sat, 06/07/2014 12:00 PM unknown Lightning deadliest natural disaster in Nepal  0.0   
KATHMANDU: The National Emergency Operation Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs has recorded as many as 82 deaths and 114 injuries in 334 incidents of natural disaster so far this Nepali year 2071 BS (since mid-April), with lightning being the deadliest. While fire caused the highest loss of property, lightning claimed more lives than any other disaster. According to statistics, six types of disaster  lightning, fire, avalanche, flood, landslide and wind storm  were reported and 172 families were affected throughout the country with losses estimated to the tune of Rs exceeding 330 million during the period. Fire caused the biggest loss of property with around Rs 316 million followed by windstorm around Rs 10.57 million) and lightning causing loss of property worth around Rs 2.6 million. Of the 76 killed in natural disasters, lightning topped the chart with 45 followed by fire (19), avalanche (13), flood and landslides (two each), and windstorm (one). Similarly, 80 others were injured in lightning, 18 in fire, seven in the single incident of avalanche, seven in storm and two in landslides. Submit Three are still reported missing in the April 18 avalanche in the Mt Everest. The report said that 232 sheds were partly or completely destroyed. Of them, 231 were caused by inferno and one by lightning. Similarly, 288 animals died in the fire and lightning. Lightning stood as the most destructive natural disaster, claiming the lives of 45 people and injuring 80 others. Four persons were the latest casualty of the killer lightning in Kavre this morning. They died as lightning struck them in separate parts of the districts, police informed. According to the ministry, number of deaths caused by lightning has been increasing since 2009, thanks to the lack of awareness and protective measures on the part of people. An analysis of distribution of human deaths in different districts shows that amongst various disaster types, lightning has caused more human deaths in 44 districts. Although districts of all the development and ecological regions have been affected by lightning, casualty is more predominant in central and eastern hills and eastern Tarai. As many as 110 people were killed in lightning in 2013 and the ministry pays Rs 40,000 as relief to the family of the deceased. It mainly occurs before the onset of monsoon in the months between March and June due to the natural electrical discharge within the atmosphere and the imbalance between positive and negative charges. Among different disaster types, lightning claimed the largest number of human lives (119) accounting for 29 per cent of total 419 deaths from disasters in 2012. Again with regard to injuries, it accounted for the highest (267) resulting in 54.49 per cent of the total 490 injuries. Eight killed in two days DHULIKHEL/ DAMAULI/ BHOJPUR: At least eight persons were killed in different parts of the country by lightning bolts on Friday and Saturday. Four persons were killed after lightning struck them at different VDCs in Kavre on Saturday. The deceased have been identified as Kamisingh Moktan, Ramila BK, Fulmaya Titung and Santlal Rumba. Lightning strikes claimed six lives in Dandapari area of Kavre last year. Similarly, Lek Bahadur Bhujel, 41, of Byas municipality was injured after a lightning bolt struck him while he was sleeping. He was rushed to Damauli Hospital where he died, police said. Kalima Gharti, 32, of Okharbot VDC in Myagdi died, after a lightning bolt struck her. Dhana Bahadur Gharti and Punam Gharti of the same village were injured. Dhana Bahadur has returned home after treatment while Punam is receiving treatment at District Hospital. In Bhojpur, Ramesh Karki, 12, of Kot VDC, died on the spot after a lightning bolt hit him at the VDC in Bhojpur on Friday afternoon.  HNS - See more at:
Sat, 06/07/2014 12:00 PM Killed 4 killed   0.0  Kaverpalanchwok  
BANEPA, June 7: Four persons were killed after they were struck by lightning in remote village of Kaverpalanchwok district on Saturday. The District Police Office, Kavre has identified the deceased as Kami Singh Moktan, 74, of Gokule VDC-6, Ramila BK, 12, of Banakhuchaur-8, Phoolmaya Titung, 45, of Milche-9 and Santalal Rumba, 19, of Saldhara VDC-6. They were struck by the lightning while they were at their homes, according to Superintendent of Police Arun BC. The village has no transport facilities and until the reporting of this file, police are on the way to the incident sites on foot. Published on 2014-06-07 18:39:03
Sat, 06/07/2014 12:00 PM Injured person   0.0   
A member of staff at a hospital whose phone network was brought down by a storm was hit by lightning through a window, it is understood. Phones at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor remain down after the storm on Saturday. The problem is thought to have been caused by a lightning strike to the main external mast. It was also reported that lightning went through an open window leaving a worker with a minor injury. The individual sustained a hand injury and was treated by medical staff immediately before returning to work on Saturday evening. No patients were injured or harmed during the incident. 'Dedication and commitment' The storm struck early on Saturday morning and managers say they are working hard to keep services "safe and operational". As of 18:00 BST on Sunday, the hospital's phone network was still not operating. Staff and contractors are said to be working around the clock to fix the problem and more staff have been brought in as a contingency. A spokesperson for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board said: "We really appreciate the dedication and commitment shown by so many staff in Ysbyty Gwynedd over the last 24 hours, who have gone the extra mile to make sure patients and services are safe and not disrupted further. "This includes doctors, nurses, other clinical and support staff including the IT team who have been working throughout the night with the engineers." Calls from outside the hospital are currently being answered by the switchboard at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan. There has been no damage to the building and general power supplies are unaffected. Hospital services are said to be running as normal, including the GP out of hours section. More on This Story Related Stories
Fri, 06/06/2014 12:00 PM Injured George Pointer  0.0  Hopkins county KY 
  struck twice    Indirect,Multiple strikes,Outside,Work 
HOPKINS CO., KY (WFIE) - A Hopkins County worker had a shocking night this week when he was hit by lightning not once, but twice and continued on with his job. It's a night on the job, George Pointer won't ever forget. Pointer says, "it looked like strobe lights out here, there was so much lightning going on." While you were hunkered down in a basement or bathroom for Wednesday nights severe storms George and traffic technician crews from the Kentucky transportation cabinet were out in the wind, rain, and lightning resetting all those flashing intersection signals. While grabbing hold of the fenced gate outside their office George says he heard a deafening boom. A nearby lightning strike slammed down and the charge traveled through the metal fence and into George. Sound: " All I could see was just a bright light and everything went bright white. It kinda took my breath, felt like my heart stopped beating for just a second. Honestly I thought I had died." George says he felt excruciating pain surge through his arms, legs, and back but did he stop working...course not. And it was just minutes later that George again ran into a shocking situation while fixing a traffic light outside Hopkins County central dispatch. "The lightning had struck again at the same time at the Madisonville Police department, it backfed through the electrical system in the ground through our cabinet, and I got shocked once again while resetting the light," says Pointer. George's friends told him to buy a lottery ticket that night but he says he's just grateful to be alive. George still has some pain in his left arm but doctors say that should go away soon. Copyright 2014 WFIE. All rights reserved.
Thu, 06/05/2014 11:00 AM Injured Kesha Mathews, 1 of 2  0.0  Nixa MO 
  on porch  N/A  Indirect,Outside,Porch 
NIXA, Mo. -- Two Nixa women were struck by lightning during the storms Thursday. UPDATE -- NIXA, Mo. -- Two Nixa women were struck by lightning during the storms Thursday. Kesha Mathews and her neighbor Kathy Wrights lives changed in a flash after the lightning strike during Thursdays storms. Matthews says she was sitting on her porch when she heard a loud boom of thunder. That's when she said she suddenly saw fire and, two to three seconds later, felt a jolt that threw her through her house door. Wright was sitting in a chair in her garage when she felt the heat across her face and saw a flash of light. Both have been checked out by doctors and taken in for tests, cat scans and x-rays. Doctors told Mathews if the strike didn't stop where it did, it could've stopped her heart and injured her brain. "I don't know how to explain it, says Mathews. It was just weird, like being hit by a train and electrocuted at the same time, you know? That kind of hurt feeling and zap. I'm never going out in a thunderstorm ever, and I just thank God I am thankful for my life you know this is a second chance. Wright says she just feels lucky to be alive. "It took me a few minutes to realize what had happened to me," she says. "It reminds you to be grateful for your life and things you have." Mathews says she has to go to a trauma clinic next week to be evaluated. (previous) NIXA, Mo. -- A woman is recovering after being shocked by a lightning strike in Nixa, Missouri, fire officials say. Nixa Fire Chief Whitney Weaver says the woman was injured shortly after 11:00 am Thursday, when heavy lightning and storms moved across Christian County. The woman, whose name was not released, was standing on her porch in the 200 block of Village Court, when she was struck by lightning. Weaver says it's unclear what the woman was touching at the time she was shocked. She was taken to an area hospital to be checked out, but Weaver describes her injuries as minor. Page: [[$index + 1]]
Thu, 06/05/2014 11:17 AM Injured Kathy Wright, 2 of 2  0.0  Nixa MO 
    N/A  Garage with door open,Ground Strike,Outside 
A woman was injured by a lightning strike Thursday in Nixa, according to the Nixa Fire Protection District. Firefighters responded to a small structure fire about 11:17 a.m. at 211 Village Court and were told that lightning was responsible for the blaze, Battalion Chief Jared Barnes said. The fire was extinguished and caused no damage to a duplex, he said. A woman at the scene said she was "forced back" by the lightning, Barnes said. She was taken to a hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries, he said.
Wed, 06/04/2014 12:00 PM Injured mine woker, 3 of 3  0.0  Sheridan WY 
  working at mine    Indirect,Mine,Work 
Wed, 06/04/2014 12:00 PM Injured mine worker, 2 of 3  0.0  Sheridan WY 
  working at mine    Indirect,Mine,Work 
Wed, 06/04/2014 12:00 PM Injured mine worker, 1 of 3  0.0  Sheridan WY 
  working at mine    Indirect,Mine,Work 
A Lightning strike sent three contract workers at North Antelope Rochelle mine to the hospital Thursday. All three were treated at Campbell County Memorial Hospital and released, Peabody Energy spokeswoman Charlene Murdock says in an email to the News Record
Wed, 06/04/2014 04:40 PM Killed farmer   0.0  Umingan  
A FARMER was struck by lightning in Barangay Abot-Molinao in Umingan town around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, the police reported. The victim was identified as Renato Cajilo, 21, who was walking in an open rice field when he was struck by lightning. The victim was rushed to a local hospital in Umingan but was pronounced dead on arrival by his attending physician. (PNA)
Sun, 06/01/2014 12:00 PM Killed Thunderstorm, lightning kill 45 since Friday  0.0   
NEW DELHI: At least 45 people were killed in north and eastern part of the country due to massive storm and lightning, while accompanying rains brought down mercury in most parts reeling under heatwave. The national capital witnessed pleasant morning as minimum temperature was recorded at 25 degrees celsius, three notches below the normal level, a day after the massive thunderstorm. According to meteorological department, the maximum temperature was 42.8 degrees celsius, 2 notches above normal. A massive thunderstorm hit the national capital and several other states last evening and early Saturday morning. At least 14 people were killed in Delhi and the NCR region in incidents of falling trees, collapse of walls and electrocution. In Uttar Pradesh, at least 14 people were killed due to thunderstorm which hit several parts of the state on Friday evening. Light rains also lashed several parts of the state leading to a drop in day temperature on Saturday. The highest temperature was 45.6 degrees celsius in Banda district. In Jharkhand, seven people were killed in a storm that raged across the state early this morning uprooting electricity poles and hundreds of trees. The storm hit at around 4.30am and according to reports a large number of electricity poles and hundreds of trees were uprooted in in Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Hazaribagh, Latehar and some other districts. While in West Bengal, 10 people were killed and 28 others injured in lightning strike in three districts which experienced widespread pre-monsoon showers this morning, officials said. While five people died in Murshidabad district, three persons were killed in Purulia district and two others died in Burdwan district. The state experienced widespread rains ranging from 30mm to 50mm this morning, the weatherman said in Kolkata. However, Punjab and Haryana had no any respite from heat wave. Hisar in Haryana was the hottest place in both states as its maximum was 44.1 degrees celsius, Met department said here on Saturday. Amritsar had a high of 42.4 degrees celsius, two degrees above normal. Union Territory Chandigarh saw mercury settling at 43.7 degrees celsius, up by five degrees above normal. (PTI) Read more at
Sat, 05/31/2014 12:00 PM unknown  0.0   
  bad safety info    Bad Safety info 
Lightning has claimed four lives so far this year across the United States. People who do not take the proper precautions could suffer the same fate or injury as thunderstorm activity increases through the summer months. It is no coincidence that the average number of lightning deaths across the U.S. peaks at the same time of thunderstorm activity and when people are spending more time outdoors. The plethora of summer thunderstorms is the result of the influx of warm and moist air that is usually not present in the cooler months. Frontal boundaries, mountains, tropical systems and daytime heating give rise to the thunderstorms. The atmosphere is always trying to find a balance and thunderstorms are nature's air conditioners on a hot and humid summer day. For the start of June 2014, thunderstorms will remain concentrated across the Deep South, Plains and northern Rockies with isolated afternoon thunderstorms dotting the Cascades and Sierra Nevada. Lightning causes an average of 400 injuries each year, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). As recently as this past Thursday, reports received by the NWS stated that five people (comprised of three in Wyoming and two in Florida) sustained injuries due to lightning in a single day. The 30-year average for lightning-related deaths in the U.S. is 51 with 37 of those deaths occurring during the months from June to August. To put that into perspective, the 30-year average for tornado and hurricane deaths stands at 75 and 47, respectively. RELATED: Severe Weather Center It's Electric: Lightning Safety Tips Incredible Footage of Storm Chaser Launched by Lightning Strike The four lightning-related deaths so far in 2014 occurred in May with the most recent being the Thursday prior to Memorial Day, according to data complied by the NWS. Thomas Wartell, 44, was struck and killed by lightning while he was riding his motorcycle through Cimarron, New Mexico, on May 22. On May 14, 40-year-old Agustin Navarrete-Guerrero died from a lightning strike when he was closing car windows at a construction site in Seminole, Florida. All those killed by lightning this year have been males, which, as Staff Writer Michael Kuhne reports, is statistically the gender lightning strikes the most. "Among the most common activities in which lightning resulted in death, fishing ranked the highest," stated Kuhne. That is exactly what 71-year-old Larry Webb was doing when he was struck and killed on May 14, 2014. According to Vaisala's National Lightning Detection Network, cloud-to-ground lightning flashes averaged nearly 23 million a year across the 48 contiguous U.S. states from 1997 to 2012. Lightning flashes per square miles was highest in Florida, while Washington State ranked last. Lightning deaths are most common during summer afternoons and evenings, states the NWS. That coincides with when the majority of thunderstorms rumble this time of year. The current of a lightning bolt averages 10,000 to 200,000 amps, meaning that the average lightning flash would light a 100-watt light bulb for three months. This intense charge of electricity is why lightning poses an extreme danger to people and animals. Structural fires can also start from a lightning strike. Do not undermine the power of a thunderstorm if a warning is not issued. The criteria for a severe thunderstorm involves damaging winds and hail, not lightning. If you are caught outdoors during a thunderstorm and there is no other way to seek shelter, make yourself the smallest target possible. Crouch down with your knees together and your weight on the balls of your feet. Put your head down and cover your ears. Do not lie flat. The goal is to minimize your height and your body's contact with the ground. Never seek shelter underneath a tree. The lightning charge can strike the tree, then cause fatalities up to 100 feet away. Avoid lakes, streams and swimming pools since water conducts electricity. When you hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. A thunderstorm may not be directly overhead, but you could still get hit by lightning. A bolt of lightning can strike people and buildings 10 miles away from where it is raining. In extremely rare cases, lightning has been detected almost 50 miles from the parent thunderstorm. A sturdy and enclosed building or a vehicle is the safest place to be during a thunderstorm. However, Staff Writer Mark Leberfinger dispels the myth that the rubber tires of a vehicle is what keeps people safe during a thunderstorm. Water, windows, plumbing and electrical appliances should be avoided. Roughly 4 to 5 percent of people that have been struck by lightning were talking on a corded telephone.
Sat, 05/31/2014 12:00 PM Killed Lightning kills nine in Bengal  0.0  West Bengal 
Kolkata: At least nine people were killed and a dozen injured by lightning in different parts of West Bengal Saturday, police said. According to police, three people were killed in Hariharpara, two in Raghunathganj in Murshidabad district, one each in Khandaghosh and Raniganj in Burdwan district and two in Baghmundi Purulia district after they were struck by lightning. In West Midnapore district's Chandrakona, at least 12 people were injured in a lightning strike while they were working in a field. IANS
Sat, 05/31/2014 03:00 PM Injured Christine Kloeppne  48.0  Ham Lake Lions Park MN 
  watching baseball game  N/A  Baseball or Softball,Cardiac Arrest,CPR,Ground Strike,Outside,Tree 
A woman was hospitalized and two houses caught fire Saturday afternoon after three apparent lightning strikes in Ham Lake and Plymouth. The Dayton, Minn., woman, 48, was at Ham Lake Lions Park with family members watching a child's baseball game when she was struck near a tree just before 3 p.m., according to a statement from the Anoka County sheriff's office. She was unresponsive, and the sheriff's office said bystanders performed CPR. When deputies and paramedics arrived, they discovered she didn't have a pulse and wasn't breathing. Paramedics were able to resuscitate her on the way to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, the sheriff's office said. She remained hospitalized Saturday night; her condition has not been released. The sheriff's office said a thunderstorm moved into the area quickly. There were no other reports of injuries at the baseball park, said Kyle Blum, a lead dispatcher for the Anoka County communications center. About two miles away, a house caught fire after it was struck by lightning roughly 30 minutes after the woman was struck, said Gordy Hughes, a lead dispatcher for the Anoka County communications center. Two adults were displaced from a house on the 2300 block of 145th Lane Northeast in Ham Lake, Hughes said, and the American Red Cross was assisting them late Saturday afternoon. Fire crews extinguished the fire by 4:45 p.m., about 90 minutes after it began. Hughes had no report on how bad the house was damaged. In Plymouth, a house was struck by lightning and caught fire about 5 p.m., according to the Hennepin County sheriff's office dispatch center. The bolt struck a house on the 4900 block of Rosewood Lane, on the north edge of the city. Firefighters were battling the flames as of 6:30 p.m.; no injuries had been reported. Areas in Anoka County, including Ham Lake, Maple Grove and Coon Rapids, saw 1-1/2 to 2 inches of rain during the day Saturday, said Bill Borghoff, a forecaster at the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. Borghoff said several heavy showers, thunderstorms and lightning moved through the area Saturday and were expected continue through Saturday night. He said the rain will subside during the day Sunday, and another wave of showers and thunderstorms is expected Sunday night in the Twin Cities' north suburbs. Will Ashenmacher contributed to this report. Raya Zimmerman can be reached at 651-228-5524. Follow her at A 48-year-old Dayton woman hit by lightning Saturday remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Mercy Hospital. Christine Kloeppne was watching a youth baseball game at the 2014 Blaine Classic Tournament at Lion's Park in Ham Lake when she was hit. One of the paramedics who helped Kloeppner out in the minutes after the lightning strike said lightning strikes don't happen all that often, but injuries can be serious or life-threatening when they do. Benjamin Uden is a paramedic with Allina, and of all the calls for help he's been on, this is the first time he's come to the aid of a person struck by lightning. Witnesses say the incident happened at 2:45 p.m. when Kloeppner was huddled near a tree, riding out a torrential downpour. As Uden pulled up to the athletic field in Anoka County, he says Kloeppner was shielded with umbrellas and surrounded by people. A stranger was already performing CPR. Kloeppner says quick action gave the woman a fighting chance; when he took over, she didn't have a pulse and wasn't breathing. Time was of the essence. "With the rhythm she was in, with early CPR and early defibrillation, that greatly increases a person's chances for survival," Uden said. Witnesses told us Kloeppner is the wife of a coach. As of Sunday evening, she was in ICU at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. Spectators said the lightning strike was scary and sounded like an explosion. Others at the scene confirm the game had been delayed earlier because of menacing weather, and after the strike the game was called off. The lightning strike was one of three in Ham Lake. A home along 145th Lane Avenue Northeast caught fire after being struck by lightning, and there are reports of another property being struck and three people being trapped in an elevator at 2200 North 2nd. Ave. when power went out.
Sat, 05/31/2014 12:00 PM Injured man   20.0  Paveh county Kermanshah 
  at resort area     
KERMANSHAH - A 20-year-old man lost his life when struck by lightning in the recreational area of Paveh County in the western province of Kermanshah. If you believe in being in the wrong place at the wrong time, this case would certainly exemplify one. According to IRNA, the unfortunate accident happened on Tuesday evening when the young man was spending time with his family outdoor in the resort area. Kermanshah has been getting showers and thunderstorm in the evening for the past few days and it is predicted that the showers will continue into the weekend. Read the tips and information below and stay safe during lightning: If you are caught outdoors: "Avoid putting yourself above the surrounding landscape. Seek shelter in low-lying areas such as valleys, ditches and depressions but be aware of flooding. "Stay away from water. Don't go boating or swimming if a storm threatens, and get to land as quickly as possible if you are already on the water. Lightning can strike the water and travel a substantial distance from its point of contact. "Stay away from objects that conduct electricity, such as tractors, golf carts, golf clubs, metal fences, motorcycles, lawnmowers and bicycles. "Avoid being the highest point in an open area. Swinging a golf club, or holding an umbrella or fishing rod can make you the tallest object and a target for lightning. "You are safe inside a car during lightning, but be aware of downed power lines which may be touching your car. You are safe inside the car, but you may receive a shock if you step outside. "In a forest, seek shelter in a low-lying area under a thick growth of small trees or bushes. "Keep alert for flash floods, sometimes caused by heavy rainfall, if seeking shelter in a ditch or low-lying area. Remember, there is no safe place outdoors during a thunderstorm. Once in a safe location, remain there for 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder is heard before resuming your outdoor activities. When you are indoor take the following precautions: "Before the storm hits, disconnect electrical appliances including radios and television sets. Do not touch them during the storm. "Don't go outside unless absolutely necessary. "Keep as many walls as possible between you and the outside. "Don't handle electrical equipment or telephones. The electrical current from the lightning strike will travel through wires and cords and if you are directly connected with them, you could be struck. Use battery operated appliances only. Cordless telephones are safe however you could receive a very loud noise on the phone which may seem like a shock. This would be consistent with the house or somewhere nearby being struck by lightning. People who have been struck by lightning do not carry an electrical charge and can be safely handled, but victims may be suffering from burns or shock and should receive medical attention immediately. If you come across someone who has been struck, call for medical assistance immediately and, if breathing has stopped, administer mouth-to-mouth or cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Sat, 05/31/2014 12:00 PM unknown LIPS  0.0   
A scientist attached to the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteoroliogy (IITM), Pune has approached the state government with plans to check deaths due to lightning in Marathwada and other regions by improving the network of Lightning Information and Prediction System (LIPS) across the state. Experts said that the system could alert authorities at least an hour or two before the lightning strikes a particular area. A presentation on the same was given to the chief minister on Thursday afternoon at Sahyadri state guest house by IITM, Pune scientist and professor Sunil Pawar. Pawar said, "At the time of generation of thunderstorm and lightning, radio waves are generated and sensors that have been installed can detect them, their speed, movement and also the exact area where the lightning will strike. Test results have shown that the sensors are so specific that even they can even detect where the lightning is likely to strike in a radius of hundred metres." Considering the severity lightning strikes in the state, IITM, Pune initiated a project to study the characteristics of lightning using LIPS. This network can accurately detect the location of lightning and forewarn at least one or two hours before it strikes. The network was first commissioned by Shailesh Nayak, secretary of the ministry of earth sciences on February 28, earlier this year. The network updates lightning information online on the IITM website every minute and the link is shared with district collectorates across the state. Lightning sensors have been installed at Ratnagiri, Kolhapur, Vengrula, Solapur, Latur, Pune, , Jalgaon, Akola, Yavatmal, Chandrapur, Nagpur, Parbhani, Harhareshwar, Nashik and Beed. Four more sensors have been proposed at Mumbai (Palghar), Dhule, Gondia and Mahabaleshwar. divisional disaster management officer - Kishore Kurhe, who accompanied the team of experts said, "Marathwada witnesses a high number of deaths due to lightning each year. Since 2008, over 400 people have died in Marathwada region after being struck by lightning and this has also resulted in unaccounted loss of livestock. Currently, it is very difficult to predict the occurrence of thunderstorm." Kurhe said that recently no specific inputs about major thunderstorms were reported across Marathwada region, but the utility of the sensors will only be known when specific alarms are received in the future. A scientist attached to Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune has approached the state government with his plans to check deaths due to lightening in Marathwada and other parts of the state by improving the network of Lightning Information and Prediction System (LIPS) across the state. Experts claim that the system could alert the authorities at least an hour or two before the lightning strikes a particular area. The presentation about the system was given to the state chief minister on Thursday afternoon at Sahyadari state guest by IITM, Pune scientist and Professor Sunil Pawar. Pawar told TOI, "At the time of generation of thunderstorm and lightning, radio waves are generated and censors that have been installed can detect them, their speed, movement and also the exact area where the lightning is going to strike can be determined. Test results have shown that the censors are so specific that they can specify even the radius of hundred metres where the lightning is likely going to strike." In view of the severity of the losses in Maharashtra, IITM, Pune has initiated a project to study the characteristics of lightning by using LIPS. This network can accurately detect the location of occurrence of lightning and forewarn at least one or two hours in advance about lightning. The network was first commissioned by Shailesh Nayak, secretary, ministry of earth sciences, on February 28, earlier this year. The network updates lightning information updates the information online on the IITM website every minute and the link is under process of being shared with district collectorates across the state. The censors have been installed at Ratnagiri, Kolhapur, Vengrula, Solapur, Latur, Pune, , Jalgaon, Akola, Yavatmal, Chandrapur, Nagpur, Parbhani, Harhareshwar, Nashik and Beed. While four more censors have been proposed at Mumbai (Palghar), Dhule, Gondia and Mahableshwar. divisional disaster management officer Kishore Kurhe, who too accompanied the team of experts said, "Marathwada witnesses high number of deaths due to lightening each year. Since 2008, over 400 people have died in Marathwada region alone after being struck by lightning and unaccounted loss to live stocks. With the current state of knowledge, it is very difficult to predict the occurrence of thunderstorm." Kurhe said in recent times no specific inputs about major thunderstorms were reported from across Marathwada region but the utility of the censors would be known at a time when specific alarms are received in future. Post a comment
Sat, 05/31/2014 12:00 PM Killed Lightning kills 8 in 5 districts  0.0   
Lightning kills 8 in 5 districts District correspondents, Published: 2014-05-31 16:27:37.0 BdST Updated: 2014-05-31 17:14:00.0 BdST Eight men were killed by lightning in Chuadanga, Jhenaidah, Bagerhat, Gaibandha, and Chapainawabganj on Saturday. At least 18 others were also injured in separate lightning strikes in the districts. Most of the victims were farmers. In neighbouring West Bengal, lightning killed at least six people and injured a dozen others on Saturday, reports IANS. In Jhenaidah, two other farmers -- Saidur Rahman, 23, and Aynal Molla, 40 -- died while working in the field in Maheshpur and Kotchandpur Upazila. Apart from them, eight others have been reportedly injured in lightning in Shailkupa, Maheshpur and Harinakundu Upazila. Three of the injured have been hospitalised. Two men were killed by lightning in Chuadangas Damurhuda and Jibonnagar Upazilas and at least 10 injured. Police identified the deceased as Mandar Ali, 45, a farmer from Damurhuda, and 22-year-old Sadek Ali from Jibonnagar. Jibonnagar police Sub-Inspector Dulal Uddin said altogether 10 people had been injured in lightning strikes in the area. In Bagerhats Chitalmari Upazila, 45-year-old farmer Akram Sheikh died while working in his field. Forty-year-old housewife Amena Begum was struck by lightning while working in her house courtyard in Gaibandhas Sadar Upazila. Two others -- Anisur Rahman, 55, and Monirul Islam, 35 -- from Chapainawabganjs Shibganj Upazila also died when struck by lightning, police said. On Friday, seven people were killed by lightning in Naogaon. IANS says in West Bengal, three people were killed in Hariharpara, two in Murshidabad district, and one person lost his life in Burdwan district after they were struck by lightning. - See more at:
Fri, 05/30/2014 12:00 PM Killed Lightning kills 5 in northwestern Bangladesh  0.0   
Lightning kills 5 in northwestern Bangladesh  By PTI, May 30, 2014 12:29 pm Dhaka: At least five persons were killed and nearly 40 others injured in a lightning strike at a village market in Bangladeshs northwestern Naogaon district. The lightning bolt hit the Saraswatipur Haat (the local village market) killing the five persons and injuring 40 others, a local police officer told TV channels. The reports said most of the wounded were rushed to nearby health facilities where the doctors said several of them were being treated with severe burn injuries and feared some of them might not survive.
Thu, 05/29/2014 12:00 AM Injured Angel Lopes, 2 of 2 on roof  47.0  Pompano Beach FL 
  working on roof  N/A  Indirect,On a Roof,Outside,Work 
Thu, 05/29/2014 12:00 PM Killed Lightning kills 2 Greyhounds commandos  0.0  Mahbubnagar district 
MAHBUBNAGAR: Two Greyhounds commandos died and another was injured after heavy lightning struck a training centre at Konaipally village in Amangal mandal of Mahbubnagar district on Wednesday evening. Two more people died after they were hit by lightning elsewhere in the district, taking the total toll to six in the last two days. The latest victims were identified as Anil, 28, a junior commando, and Sudhakar, 36, a senior commando. Amangal inspector Rahman said a 45-member group of Greyhounds commandos came to the hilly area at Amaravaigutta for training when lightning struck. The training was temporarily halted following the incident. The commandos all hail from Hyderabad.
Thu, 05/29/2014 12:00 AM Killed Robert Elliott, 1 of 2 on roof  55.0  Pompano Beach FL 
  working on roof  N/A  CPR,Critical,Delayed Death,On a Roof,Outside,Work 
POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami)  Lightning struck two men working on a Pompano Beach roof on Thursday. City officials said it all happened in the morning hours while the men were working on a roof at a car dealership located at 909 South Federal Highway. The victims have been identified as Robert Elliott, 55, and 47-year old Angel Leiva Lopes. Deputies said Elliot appeared to be struck by lighting and collapsed while Lopes suffered minor injuries. Cell phone video showed firefighters using a ladder to take the injured workers off the roof. Pompano Beach Fire Rescue performed CPR on Elliott and both were transported to Broward Health North. Leiva is listed in fair condition. Elliot is listed in critical condition and has been transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital. The roofing company Latite Roofing, which the men worked for, issued a statement on Thursday, May 29th saying, A lightning strike did injure two employees today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the employees and their families. We are investigating the circumstances, but have no further comment at this time. There have been four lightning deaths in the United States so far this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Two of those instances have happened in Florida. POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP)  Authorities say a roofer who was struck by lightning while working at a South Florida car dealership last week has died. The Broward Sheriff's Office reports that 55-year-old Robert Elliott died Sunday at a Miami hospital. On Thursday, he and a co-worker had been working on the roof of the Joey Accardi car dealership in Pompano Beach. Witnesses say a thunder storm approached and lightning appeared to strike Elliot. The co-worker sustained minor injuries. Both victims were initially taken to a nearby hospital, but Elliot was then transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death accidental. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified of the incident.
Wed, 05/28/2014 12:00 PM Killed 3-year-old girl dies in lightning strike  3.0  Siayan Zamboanga Del Norte province 
A THREE-YEAR-OLD girl died while his cousin was wounded when lightning struck a house in a remote village in Zamboanga del Norte, the police reported Wednesday. Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula (PRO-9) Spokesman Senior Inspector Joseph Ortega said the incident took place around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday in the village of Soguilon, Siayan municipality. Ortega identified the fatality as Jelemae Igod, who died while being transferred to Sindangan District Hospital. Wounded was Ronald Igod, 19, a farmer, who was admitted at the hospital. Ortega said the victims were inside the house listening to a radio amid the heavy downpour when lightning suddenly struck and hit them. Ortega said the victims were immediately brought to Siayan Diagnostic Center. They were later transferred to Sindangan District Hospital where the younger Igod died, Ortega said. (Bong Garcia)
Wed, 05/28/2014 12:00 PM Killed Woman fatally struck and 2 injured by lightning in  0.0  Jalilabad 
3 workers on a potato field were struck by lightening in Jalilabad. The incident took place on May 27 in the Soyudlu village of Jalilabad. Leylakhanim Abasova 61, died on the spot by a lighting strike, turning part of her body into ash. Her son Mursal Ahmadov, 23, and Lankaran region resident Latafat Aliyeva were injured seriously and taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition after they were struck by lightning while working on the potato field taken to the Jalilabad Region Central Hospital, APAs south bureau reports. On May 28, 2013, an analogous incident was recorded in Ojagli village of Jalilabad. As a result of a lightening strike, 1 died and 2 injured.
Wed, 05/28/2014 12:00 PM Killed Lightning kills two children in Tripura  0.0  Tripura 
Two school students were killed and three other people were injured in lightning strikes in Tripura Wednesday, officials said. An eight-year-old boy and his 10-year-old brother died on the spot when lightning struck at Khowai in western Tripura while they were playing in a field near their house. Three other people suffered burns due to lightning in different places. Lightning and thunder, accompanied by high velocity winds, have been lashing Tripura over the past several days, damaging crops and uprooting electric poles and trees. At least 12 people have been killed in lightning strikes in the past two weeks. According to physicists, the northeastern region, due to its topography, is a lightning-prone area. Lightning claims on an average 100 lives every year especially in March-May.
Wed, 05/28/2014 12:00 PM Killed Lightning kills two in Mysore  0.0  Mysore Karnataka 
MYSORE: Two brothers were killed and their family members were injured in lightning strike in Mysore on Wednesday. Somachari and Rajachari, the bothers from Siramalli in H D Kote taluk, were working in the field in the evening hours when suddenly, it started raining heavily. They rushed towards a tree nearby and took shelter waiting for the rain to stop to continue work. But minutes later, they were struck by lightning and died on spot. Somachari's wife Chandramma and son Keerthi too were with them when the tragedy happened. They, however, escaped death with injuries and have been admitted to hospital. With them were Karigowda and Shivaram, who too escaped unhurt, said H D Kote police.
Wed, 05/28/2014 02:00 PM Injured Sharon Bennett  0.0  Mt. Morris PA 
  on metal lader in garage    Garage with door open,Indirect,Indoors 
MT. MORRIS  Sharon Bennett said she believes somebody must have been watching over her last Wednesday when she was struck by lightning. Though she still suffers headaches, stuffed up ears and an irregular heartbeat, which doctors said may go away, Bennett said, she apparently suffered no permanent physical injuries. Its a miracle, she said. Bennett, a retired secretary for Central Greene School District and now a member of the school board, was painting inside a garage at her home on Haines Ridge Road in Mt. Morris Wednesday afternoon when the storm hit. It was shortly after 2 p.m. and Bennett said she was just about to paint a nearly 6-by-8-inch space above the garage door. The door was closed. It had started to storm and I thought Ill just finish this up and the wall will be done, she said. Bennett said she had just climbed up the metal ladder to reach the spot,when she saw a flash as lightning pass through the garage window. It came through and struck me; it went into my hand, through my body and it came out my feet, she said. How did it feel? Worse than sticking your finger in a light socket, she said. It knocked me off the ladder, but I landed on my feet. It didnt knock me out. I just saw stars. The lightning traveled down the ladder and flashed again when it hit the concrete floor. Bennett said the bolt then apparently traveled to a nearby telephone pole outside, melting their telephone wires and burning a jack on their television. Bennetts husband, Bill, was also in the garage when the lightning hit and he felt the jolt. However, he didnt know his wife had been struck. Not wanting to worry him, she went to the porch and sat down. Bennett, who is an emergency medical technician, said she had pain in her jaw as if she had clenched her teeth and was concerned she might be having a heart attack. She called her son, Tim, who is also an EMT, and he came and examined her. Her blood pressure was high, but she thought she would be all right. She later called her son again and had him take her to Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., to be examined just to make sure nothing was seriously wrong. The hospital checked her eyes for possible burns, gave her an electrocardiogram and completed blood tests. Her first EKG was abnormal but the second was normal, she said. They admitted her overnight for observation. In addition to the headaches, the stuffed ears, which she said are getting better, and the irregular heartbeat, Bennett suffered a kind of flash burn to her skin from the lightning strike. I was sunburned from head to toe, she said. However, the sensitivity she felt in her skin lasted only for about 48 hours. But what most amazes her is that the lighting hasnt so far cause her any more serious problems such as those that may result from damage to any of her organs. The doctors said my heart must be pretty strong to withstand a jolt like that, she said. The doctors, too, were amazed the lightning had not caused significant injury. They said somebody must have been watching out for you, Bennett said. And, she said, she tends to agree. Apparently, God has not finished with me yet, Bennett said, after recounting the events of that day. He must still need me here on earth, she said.
Wed, 05/28/2014 12:00 PM Killed Lightning strike kills three people in Antique  0.0  Antique province 
At least three people were killed after being struck by lightning amid heavy rain in Antique province Tuesday, a radio report said Wednesday. The incident occurred in Barangay Magkalon in San Jose town, Visayas-based Bombo Radyo reported. One of the fatalities, JV Alulon, 19, succumbed to burns in his body. Alulon was declared dead on arrival at the Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital. Also killed were Orlando Mirasol Sr., 49, and son Orlando Jr., 29. Orlando Sr.'s daughter was not injured. An investigation showed the three were aboard a banca crossing the river when they were hit by lightning.  Joel Locsin /LBG, GMA News
Tue, 05/27/2014 12:00 PM Injured Scott Shepherd  0.0  Fairburn ND 
  storm chasing    Indirect,Near Struck Vehicle,Outside,Storm Chasing,Work 
FAIRBURN, N.D., May 28 (UPI) --A storm chaser in South Dakota recorded first-person video of himself getting struck by lightning Tuesday, and both the video and the chaser survived. Scott Shepherd was tracking a storm outside of Fairburn, not far from South Dakota's western border, when his truck was struck by lightning, while the camera was rolling. The truck, which had to be towed from the scene, did not shelter Shepherd, as the bolt struck him in the arm. Miraculously, Shepherd walked away with no major injury. "Scott has a sore arm but is otherwise ok," said the weather-focused production company he was working for. Read more:
Tue, 05/27/2014 07:00 PM Injured woman walking dog  0.0  Germantown MD 
  walking her dog    Dogs,Ground Strike,Outside,Walking 
GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- A woman walking with her dog had a close call with a lightning strike in Maryland, officials said. She was walking her dog around 7: 00 p.m. in the area of Brink Road and Blunt Road in Germantown. Officials say she likely not hit by lightning but the strike was close enough to where she was knocked off her feet and may have been knocked unconscious. She was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, officials said.
Mon, 05/26/2014 12:00 PM Killed 3 killed 11 injured  0.0  Begenachhari  

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