Matku dvoch detě smerteľne zasiahol blesk. The incident took place on La Boquilla beach in Colombia. Local authorities report that the wife stood by the water in the times of búrky.
The flash of death killed Froilanis Rivas, a 34-year-old Venezuelan woman who was on vacation with her family in Colombia. The accident happened on Thursday at La Boquilla beach in the province of Cartagena.
The Venezuelan was fatally struck by lightning
In a video shared on social networks by the Venezuelan newspaper Notitarde, a woman can be seen standing on the shore of the sea. Then lightning strikes her and she falls to the sand.
The woman who was struck by lightning was the mother of two children. They were immediately transported to the Serena del Mar hospital, but the doctors tried to resuscitate them for 45 minutes.
According to the authorities, she has already suffered a cardiac arrest. The wife was pronounced dead at the hospital. A passing tourist was also struck by lightning, but fortunately managed to survive.
According to the British newspaper The Sun, the local authorities urged all visitors to the beach to leave the area that day. Then in Cartagena bolo vydané varovanie against unfavorable weather conditions.
High number of deaths caused by lightning
About 24,000 people die every year as a result of being struck by lightning. In Colombia, due to its geographical conditions, the number of deaths is high.
According to the Priemyselnej universitary in Santander, the landscape is prone to electric shocks due to the large number of mountains and open plains.