Last Updated: Monday, September 9, 2013

Lightning strike in San Antonio kills 1, injures other


A lightning strike in San Antonio has killed a eight years old boy and injured one other, local medias reported.

The two boys were playing in a backyard Thursday night when the lightning hit.

The other boy, a 10-year-old, remains hospitalized, KENS-TV reported.

According to the Encyclopedia of World Climatology, lightning happens about 40–50 times per second worldwide. Around 50 people are killed by lightning across the US each year. Lightning protection prevents damage from lightning strikes.

Original post: Natural Disasters List September 8, 2013