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CCTV caught the moment two Thai tourists on phones were struck by lightning on Cha-Am beach

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

CHA-AM: -- A Thai woman died and her male companion was injured when lightning struck at the northern end of Cha-Am beach yesterday.

 

CCTV showed the flash as the two tourists, who were sitting on a plastic mat under a pine tree, were knocked over unconscious.

 

Both were playing on their phones at the time, said Thai Rath.

 

Police and foundation medics who were quickly on the scene found an unidentified 30 year old man in a dazed state with burns to his left leg.

 

Nearby was a 27 year old woman with burns to the right of her head and blood coming from her nose, mouth and ear.

 

She was rushed to hospital but died on the way. She was named as Supranee Kheunkankong from Chaiyaphum.

 

Police said that the fact that the couple were on their mobile phones was a factor in them being struck by lightning.

 

Thaivisa notes that many leading organizations throughout the world have debunked the popular theory that mobile phones attract lightning though the debate continues.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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2 hours ago, crystal sauce said:

Why would lightning strikes humans?

The lightning in all probability struck the pine tree which was probably the highest point nearby.  The extreme amount of electricity in a lightning strike causes electrical shock to those close to the lightning strike.  I have seen a case where over two dozen sheep were killed sleeping under a large oak tree that was struck by lightning.

 

As to the cell phone...It is unlikely that they had any direct affect on the lightning strike.

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One crazy thing about lightning strikes or any high power electrical strike on a person, is that when you see someone fly 30 feet it is not from the electric directly. That is due to the muscles reflexing in such a way that they are propelled a huge distance. It brings up the question, how great is the potential of the human body when fully utilised 

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The moral of this story is never buy only one amulet but in a pair!

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