North-East Monsoon Claims Two More Lives

Two students have been reportedly killed by lightning at Anakaputur on October 31. The two students Lokesh (19) and Kishore(17)  were using their phone when the lightning strike hit them.

Reports say that, Kishore had come to Lokesh’s house for group study. Since it was raining, the two guys were sitting in the terrace with a big back umbrella.  The two were using their mobile phones when the incident happened, with Lokesh attending a call and Kishore listening to music.

After the lightning flashed around 8:28 p.m.  Lokesh’s mother called out for the two to come down. When she heard no response, Lokesh’s father went up to fetch them and only then did they find the two with burn marks and their phones in a semi burnt condition. The boys were rushed to the hospital, where they were declared dead on arrival. A case of accidental death has been registered.

The investigating officer said that their umbrellas and mobile phones were half burned and both were found lying in a corner. Both of them had sustained burns on their back and thighs. compress image 16
Lightning Conductor

In 2006 (BBC News and British Medical Journal ), the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a statement, saying lightning is not attracted to people carrying mobile phones.

“Cell phones, small metal items, jewellery, etc., do not attract lightning. Nothing attracts lightning. Lightning tends to strike taller objects,” said John Jensenius, a NOAA National Weather Service lightning expert. “People are struck because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time. The wrong place is anywhere outside. The wrong time is anytime a thunderstorm is nearby.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here




“What Were You Doing Since 2015 ?” Madras High Court Slammed Chennai Corporation !!

Madras High court came down hard on the Chennai corporation over the inundation caused in the city due to the heavy rains. The court...

Kavin Army Threatening Sakshi To Beat Her In Public !! SHOCKING SCREENSHOTS !!

For questioning about Kavin's activity inside the Bigg Boss house yesterday, evicted contestant Sakshi Agarwal has received severe threatening from fans of Kavin in...

Chennai Engineers & MBA Graduates Applying For Sweepers Job !! Shocking Report !!

23-year-old Dhansingh Arul, a first class Electrical Engineering graduate has applied for the job of a sweeper at the Tamil Nadu assembly. The engineering...

Actress Kasthuri Brutally Trolled Saamy-2 Trailer & Abused The Fans In Twitter !! : Fan’s Couldn’t Resist !!

Kasturi Shankar, who often faces harsh criticism online, has now got into a verbal spat with the fans of Tamil hero Chiyaan Vikram. The actress'...

Meera Mithun’s Last Warning To Trisha !!

After accusing Director Cheran for physically assaulting her, Ulaganayagan Kamal haasan for nepotism, Superstar Rajinikanth for promoting himself during COVID 19 pandemic, actress and...