Who does not favor lightning
Often the "prank" lightning became man for revenge heaven as ended tragically. So, about a thousand spectators at a football match Johannesburg suburb Benoni witnessed as lightning struck the center of the field, knocking down all the players. One of the players was killed on the spot, six — in a state of shock. And in Pavlograd, Dnepropetrovsk region was struck by lightning seven players: two were killed on the spot, two others were taken to the central hospital. The rest of luck.
Lightning has not regretted a 14-year-old girl from Kazakhstan — storm caught her with her brother on the road between the two villages, and seven of Kenyan children from school, located near the village of Tessa — a direct hit all died on the spot. Another 27 students were injured and burns of varying severity.
Frequent showers and thunderstorms pose a threat to public areas where there are practically no lightning rods. In the village of Chornohuzy Chernivtsi region lightning struck the tree under which the teenagers were hiding from the rain, and killed three people.
Four people were killed during a severe thunderstorm that raged in France. The bodies of two men and a woman were found in the north-east of the country. Forensic experts have determined that the cause of death was a direct hit by lightning. She also claimed the life of a priest, walks in a Paris park, and 55-year-old fisherman, was released on a boat at the mouth of the Loire. But near the capital city of Indonesia lightning struck to death ten people at once. In Zimbabwe, in the town of Chitungwiza, during a service in the street fireball sent to another world 8 adults and 2 children. 61 people were injured.
During a thunderstorm in parts of Maharashtra and 17 local residents were killed and 12 were injured during the week. Victims of natural phenomena were mainly peasants who worked in the field, saving the harvest of showers. Lightning was unsympathetic to animals. In the south of the Czech Republic from the "wrath of heaven" suffered a herd of cows (22 head). It is clear that the cows do not know the rules of conduct during a thunderstorm, and therefore hid under a spreading tree, huddled close to each other. Members will not remember such a unique event. However, the owner of the cattle that does not help — the damage amounted to 300 thousand euros ($ 10,300).
PS Summer — time for thunderstorms and heavy rains, so be careful.