Local tourist and hammock vendor killed by lightning strike on Mexican beach/Social media documentation under Section 27A of the Copyright Act
A hard-to-watch video captured the moment two people were struck and struck by lightning on a beach in Mexico, with local media reporting that another person was injured in the incident.
The footage, which went viral on social media with millions of views, was taken at Aquila Beach, in southwestern Michoacán, western Mexico. Local authorities confirmed that the two people fatally struck by the lightning were a tourist and a local hammock seller. The 33-year-old tourist, Albia de Jesus, was killed on the spot and the seller, Felix Andrés, was critically wounded and later died in hospital.
The incident occurred on Friday afternoon and Aquila municipal authorities said de Jesus followed her 34-year-old husband, Roberto de Jesus, after the couple emerged from the water. While he was taking cover from the approaching storm, she was struck by lightning. Anders, who was walking a few meters to her left, was hit less than a second later.
The lightning strike caused the workers and others on the beach to flee while her husband tried to resuscitate her until paramedics and naval officers arrived to try to help. Before she was pronounced dead. Felix Anders was rushed to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Two fatalities by lightning/documentation on social networks according to section 27A of the Copyright Law
The mayor of Aquila, José Valencia, revealed that de Jesus was a tourist from the state of Guanajuato and that Félix Andrés, who sold hammocks on the beach, lived in the nearby state of Guerrero.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 40 million lightning strikes hit the ground in the United States each year. Although the chance of being struck by lightning each year is less than one in a million, nearly 90 percent of victims survive. National Weather Service data shows that in 2023, 11 people were killed by lightning in the United States, 19 died last year, and 11 died in 2021. An average of 6,000 to 24,000 people are killed worldwide each year by lightning strikes, and a similar number are injured.
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A lightning strike is actually an electric shock, in which a very high voltage electric current is transmitted from the air to the affected body. The amount of current transmitted is high and usually the injury causes damage: fire, explosion, bodily injury or death. After the charge reaches the ground, it decomposes in the immediate vicinity. In many cases, the force of the IED immediately after impact in the immediate vicinity of the impact (up to tens of meters) may also be fatal. Most lightning strikes are caused by the same secondary impact.
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