A 34-year-old Venezuelan mother of two children was fatally struck by lightning. The incident occurred on La Boquilla beach in Colombia. Local authorities say that the woman was standing by the water at the time of the incident.
Lightning fatally struck Froilanis Rivas, a 34-year-old Venezuelan who was vacationing with her family in Colombia. The accident occurred on Thursday on La Boquilla beach in the province of Cartagena.
Venezuelan woman fatally struck by lightning
The video, shared on social media by the Venezuelan newspaper Notitarde, shows the woman, believed to be Froilanis Rivas, standing at the water’s edge. Lightning then hits her and she falls onto the sand.
A person who was a few meters away from the scene also fell, then jumped up and ran towards the woman.
The 34-year-old mother of two children was taken to Serena del Mar Hospital. Doctors resuscitated her for 45 minutes. The report shows that he suffered a cardiac arrest. She was later pronounced dead in hospital.
According to reports from the British daily “The Sun”, local authorities appealed to all beachgoers to leave the area that day after the Risk Management Office in Cartagena earlier issued warnings of severe weather conditions.
Approximately 24,000 people die each year due to lightning strikes. There are ten times more people injured as a result of paralysis – according to data from the American National Library of Medicine.
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