Two tourists who were walking on a beach in the municipality of Aquila in Mexico died after being struck by lightning, local media confirmed this Tuesday.
According to the municipal president, José María Valencia, the two men killed by lightning were a merchant from Tecomán, about fifty kilometers on the east coast of the country, and a tourist from Guanajuato, in the center, reported The Sun of Morelia.
A video on social networks.
The two men were treated at the scene by emergency services who were unable to save them.
Shortly after the tragedy, a video circulated on social media. We see two lightning bolts falling on two people who were walking on this beach, under a very threatening sky. In front of them, two other witnesses escaped unharmed, while screams could be heard in the distance.
In their recommendations to avoid lightning strikes, French firefighters ask not to “stay on the beach and at water points.” “The beach and, in general, coastal areas that offer large extensions without particular relief are sources of danger in the presence of storms,” explained the AP Foudre association to our colleagues from Dauphiné Liberé. “All the shapes that break this geometry constitute a privileged element to receive an impact.”
Source: BFM TV