Monday, October 7, 2013

Lightning strikes

ABC's environment site are always quick to highlight extreme weather events and disasters but always seem to fail in putting events into their historical perspective. Sadly this week saw at least 32 people killed in India from lightning strikes. This was in at least two separate strikes.

In 1915 lightning killed at least 34 people in one strike.

More historical tragedies can be found by searching TROVE.

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