In the Chelyabinsk region from lightning strikes killed four people, including a 10-year-old boy (he was swimming in the lake when bumped severe thunderstorm). Saved a woman and her daughter, they with severe burns in hospital. Local authorities have promised financial compensation to the families of the victims, but experts remind: during a storm, any tower, pole, high tree can become life-threatening.
Summer-powerful storm caught the company holiday at the lake. It remained lying towels, a pack of cigarettes. Two men, two women and a 13-year-old girl rushed home. Apparently tried to catch the car. Lightning struck the people, when they stood at the roadside.
"This incident was the result of a lightning strike and hit in an umbrella, under which five people were hiding at once," — said the head of the investigation department Korkino Sergei Kister.
"We came out of the water and went to the road. Woke up — lying covered in blood," — says the injured Tatiana.
Three died immediately, but the mother and daughter were lucky. By some miracle, a powerful electrical charge they are not killed. Victims to the hospital. Woman — a casualty department. Doctors say her condition as moderate. But the teenager — in intensive care.
"Consultations have been carried out by correspondence with regional experts who are responsible for the electrical accident, — the deputy chief physician of the hospital Korkino Roman Yamgurov. — Today intramural planned inspection. Through sanaviatsii invited doctors from Chelyabinsk, in the burn center."
According to MOE, storm, which took place in Chelyabinsk region, at once took the lives of four people. Killed more preteen. His lightning caught up in the water. In total, for the entire summer in the region has recorded five deaths from lightning strikes.
"The first incident took place on June 6 in Korkinsky area — says the press-center EMERCOM Russia's Chelyabinsk region Inna Selkin. — From lightning killed a shepherd, dog, horse and three cows."
From a scientific point of view, the lightning — is a giant spark. Current in the lightning can range from 10 to 100,000 amperes. This enormous strength, given that the person is deadly .05 amps. However, even if directed against people survive that many refer to as a miracle.
A recent case in China — as an example of fantastic luck on the one hand, as the man survived, and the other — as a refutation of assumptions about that lightning does not strike twice in the same place. Man for some moments lightning struck it twice. However, he was able to get himself and continue their journey.
Experts explain: electric current travels along the shortest path — from the sky to the ground. Therefore, one of the first security measures — in any case, not to stand on a hill or near tall objects. Under Korkino where both killed three, near the site — power tower. And, perhaps, metal frame was kind of a lightning rod umbrella, prityanuvshy powerful electrical discharge from the sky.
Author: Dmitry Gusev