Lightning Strikes Kill 659 in China This Year – Xinhua

From Xinhua via China Daily: Lightning strikes have claimed 659 lives in China, said head of China Meteorological Administration (CMA) Zheng Guoguang at a conference here Tuesday. According to the CMA, lightning had claimed 403 lives by July 27 and killed 109 in August. In the first 18 days of September, 147 people died of […]

Lightning Kills 499 in China This Year – Reuters

The number of lightning-related deaths is nearly double what it was this time last year. Via All of the victims were villagers, and 79 percent were working in the fields when they were struck, the official Xinhua news agency said on Friday. About two-thirds died between late June and mid-August. Large swathes of China […]

Lightning Kills 37 in East China –

From The death toll of lightning strikes in east China’s Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces has risen to 37 as local meteorological authorities announced more deaths on Tuesday. According to officials in Jiangxi, 32 people were killed by lightning between Saturday night and Tuesday evening, including 12 rural residents hit while working in the fields […]



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