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My wife's family living in Kantharalak, she told me almost every time when there is thunder storm, lightning killed a few person in the field. When the storm is coming they will all switch off the mobile phone (which may attract the lightning?) and hide in their house. This is what just happened this afternoon in Kantharalak. Hope if you are living in the isaan area beware of it.

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And this is in no way unique to Isaan. People die of lightning strikes in many countries every year. Livestock die of even more strikes, and many ranchers have stories of multiple animals in a herd dying to the same strike.

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2 minutes ago, Sam Lin said:

And this is in no way unique to Isaan. People die of lightning strikes in many countries every year. Livestock die of even more strikes, and many ranchers have stories of multiple animals in a herd dying to the same strike.

Right..... to be more accurate, just to be careful in large open space like farms. But just isaan got more farms so look like always happen in there.

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1 hour ago, tiocfaidh said:

Mobile phones do not attract lightning but being the tallest object in a flat paddy field stood in water WILL.

 

You don't even need to be particularly tall, we lost a family member a few years back. He was fishing from his small boat and despite laying in the bottom of the boat to be as low as possible was killed by a strike. 

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I live 7 clicks away from Huai Thamine, where it happened.

 

First time in 13 years of living here that I have heard of a local fatal lightning strike (wife made a point of drawing it to my attention from her facething this am). There are lightning storms virtually every other day in the lead up to and during rainy season albeit probably 75% of them are in the evening when folks are back at their homes

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Happened to the wife's elder brother about fifteen years ago, not pretty. I have never seen such a destructive wound and result. Simple rule for me, thunderstorms around here in Sisaket, stay under cover. There is always a few cows killed here each year, thankfully most people go and bring the cows in before or wait until after the storm passes. 

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My family tells me take off my ring and necklace.... I’m never If rarely out at the farm or standing outside during a thunderstorm... 

 

Looked up if wearing ring and necklace if I would be prone to lighting strike...  whether true or not it said if lightning is close 

enough to strike you taking off ring would make no difference..

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It's a rarity, but it does happen.

Maybe 1000 people killed on Thai roads for 1 lightning strike.

Mobile phones attracting lightning is just <deleted> (or as Trump would say - fake news),
but the best place to hide would be beside/under a steel mobile phone tower as they are very well earthed, thus conducting the lightning strike safely to ground without harming you (except perhaps leaving you temporarily deaf from the loud sound and maybe with brown underpants too).

The Thais would be better off building their little paddy field shelters from steel, not bamboo, then the effect would be the same as with a steel mobile phone tower, earthed to take away the strike to ground.

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I have no time presently to peruse in depth the following results from the search facility of the useful link [ http://lightningsafety.com/nlsi ] given by Puchaiyank above :

 

 
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