Lightning strikes someone who is reaping rice

HueHarvesting rice during thunderstorms, Mr. Phan Luong Nhat, 24 years old, in Quang Dien district, was struck by lightning and died.

Around 15:00 pm on May 14, Quang Dien district appeared thunderstorms with thunder. While harvesting rice with relatives in the field, Mr. Phan Luong Nhat in Quang Phuoc commune was struck by lightning. The victim was taken to the hospital but did not survive.

According to Mr. Ho Dang Minh, Secretary of Quang Phuoc commune, Nhat has just been married and has a one-year-old child.

People in Thua Thien Hue take advantage of the winter-spring rice harvest.  Photo: Vo Thanh

People in Thua Thien Hue take advantage of the winter-spring rice harvest. Image: Vo Thanh

In the past few days, Thua Thien Hue has experienced intense heat. On April 15, the Commanding Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and Search and Rescue Thua Thien Hue warned A Luoi, Nam Dong, Phong Dien, Quang Dien, Huong Tra, Huong Thuy and Hue cities to have showers and rain. thunderstorm. Authorities asked people in thunderstorms to watch out for lightning storms, hail and strong winds.

The North and Central often appear thunderstorms and thunder during the transition from cold to hot (April-May) and from hot to cold (September-October). Earlier on the afternoon of May 12, moving and working under heavy rain, three people in Thai Binh and one in Hung Yen were killed by lightning.

Experts recommend, if you go out on the street and can’t find a safe shelter in time, people absolutely do not shelter from the rain under trees, stay away from metal objects such as bicycles, motorbikes, iron fences; should find a dry place, as low as possible, arms around the neck, tiptoes, in such a way that the contact between the person and the ground is minimal. People should not stand in groups, because lightning strikes can cause catastrophic accidents.

Vo Thanh

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