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How To Avoid Getting Struck By Lightning This Raining Season (Video)

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With the thunderstorm season in full swing, South Africans who live on the highveld and on the escarpment have been warned that when thunder roars, go indoors.

There have been a number of fatal lightning strikes this season.

Four workers died after they were struck on a farm near Upington this week.

On Sunday, a rowing coach died and a teenager was injured when they were hit by lightning in Germiston.

Speaking to eNCA, forensic pathologist Ryan Blumenthal says lightning is South Africa’s biggest weather-related killer, with between 80 and 100 people dying annually.

He’s urged people to find shelter – preferably in something like a car that is fully enclosed in metal – when thunderstorms hit.

Blumenthal warned against standing on a hill or sheltering under a tree.

Watch the interview here:

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