Fatal Lightning Strike in Brazil Captured in Photos

Ionised Water Vapour Milliseconds After the Strike

On Monday 13 January 2013 a group of day tourists from the city of Ribeirão Pires, São Paulo Brazil, were swimming at Guaruja, São Paulo, when an approaching thunderstorm caused them to leave the water.

A 36 year old woman returned to the shallows to escort a child back to shore when a lightning bolt struck her.

She was dragged from the water unconscious and died on the beach a few minutes later.

The photos were captured by a newspaper photographer who was taking random photos and happened to be in the right place at the right time. Unlike the woman.

All hail mother nature. I didn’t know people in Brazil ever died from natural causes.

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