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CCTV caught the moment two Thai tourists on phones were struck by lightning on Cha-Am beach

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CCTV caught the moment two Thai tourists on phones were struck by lightning on Cha-Am beach

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

CHA-AM: -- A Thai woman died and her male companion was injured when lightning struck at the northern end of Cha-Am beach yesterday.

 

CCTV showed the flash as the two tourists, who were sitting on a plastic mat under a pine tree, were knocked over unconscious.

 

Both were playing on their phones at the time, said Thai Rath.

 

Police and foundation medics who were quickly on the scene found an unidentified 30 year old man in a dazed state with burns to his left leg.

 

Nearby was a 27 year old woman with burns to the right of her head and blood coming from her nose, mouth and ear.

 

She was rushed to hospital but died on the way. She was named as Supranee Kheunkankong from Chaiyaphum.

 

Police said that the fact that the couple were on their mobile phones was a factor in them being struck by lightning.

 

Thaivisa notes that many leading organizations throughout the world have debunked the popular theory that mobile phones attract lightning though the debate continues.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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I don't believe their mobile phones have anything to do wit their accident.

But I do believe their sitting under a tree on the otherwise empty beach caused it.

 

It might be true that many lightning victims had their mobile with them.

The reason is clear: how many percent have no mobile with them.

Same logic as "people who were struck by lightning had a head, so they are more in danger than than those without"

 

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" Police said that the fact that the couple were on their mobile phones was a factor in them being struck by lightning."

 

yes the same police who rule murder as suicide all the time.

 

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3 minutes ago, NCC1701A said:

yes the same police who rule murder as suicide all the time

A tin foil hat may have saved them from the lightening strike 

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15 hours ago, sanemax said:

A tin foil hat may have saved them from the lightening strike 

 

In this case, probably not.

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Mobile phones have nothing to do with it, Ever since i was a child I have been told to never shelter under a tree during a lightning storm. Always find shelter indoors or in a non convertible car.

Having said that, you never know what fate is going to throw at you. R.I.P. to the young lady, and a speedy recovery to the man.

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I think the mobile phone urban myth comes from your house telephone when the outside cable was struck by lightning whilst someone was on the phone.

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Pine trees are notorious for being hit by lightning because their tap roots run very deep.

 

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2 hours ago, crystal sauce said:

Why would lightning strikes humans?

The lightning in all probability struck the pine tree which was probably the highest point nearby.  The extreme amount of electricity in a lightning strike causes electrical shock to those close to the lightning strike.  I have seen a case where over two dozen sheep were killed sleeping under a large oak tree that was struck by lightning.

 

As to the cell phone...It is unlikely that they had any direct affect on the lightning strike.

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my parents told me as a child never to stand under a tree in a thunder storm, it made sense to me even then so why an adult cannot grasp the concept that it might not be a sensible thing to do is baffling.

 

people standing under trees have been struck by lightning long before mobile phones were invented.

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Yes I highly doubt my facebook data is going to attract the lighting to my phone lol!

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One crazy thing about lightning strikes or any high power electrical strike on a person, is that when you see someone fly 30 feet it is not from the electric directly. That is due to the muscles reflexing in such a way that they are propelled a huge distance. It brings up the question, how great is the potential of the human body when fully utilised 

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The moral of this story is never buy only one amulet but in a pair!

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