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Lightning Deaths

Teen Killed By Lightning Days Before High School Graduation

Posted 06.01.2013 | Chicago

A 17-year-old high school senior was killed Thursday after being struck by lightning in a suburban Chicago park -- just three days before she was set ...

Florida School Looks To Improve Lightning Detection Equipment After Local Boy Is Struck

Posted 10.09.2012 | Education

Evangelical Christian School in Fort Myers is looking to spend more than $11,000 on improving its lightning detection equipment after a student at nea...

Why Are Lightning Deaths Declining?

Posted 10.08.2012 | Green

By Life's Little Mysteries Staff: An 11-year-old Florida boy died yesterday (Oct. 7) after being struck by a bolt of lightning on his way to footba...

Lightning Strike Kills Young Man And His Dog In Utah

AP | Posted 07.24.2012 | Green

BOULDER MOUNTAIN, Utah -- Authorities say a Utah man and his dog are dead after they were struck by lightning during a fishing trip at a mountain lake...

Lightning Kills More Men Than Women

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.28.2011 | Green

These statistics on deaths caused by lightning just might shock you -- particularly if you're a male. Men are more likely to be struck by lightning...

South African Lightning Deaths Rising

The Guardian | David Smith in Johannesburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A politician has claimed that increasing numbers of South Africans are being killed by bolts of lightning. Fifteen people were killed in three sepa...

Lightning Claims 5 Lives In A Week

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Five young lives have been ended by lightning in less than a week, a deadly reminder of one of summer's leading hazards. "Typicall...