Mexico has world’s highest lightning death rate

The Guardian – Mexico has the worst lightning death rate in the Americas with an average of 220 fatalities a year. The vast majority of victims are poor small-scale farmers who have no access to safe, sturdy buildings or hard topped vehicles during a storm, and are ignorant of the dangers posed by sheltering under trees and flimsy rain shelters.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/31/deadly-lightning-mexico-government-failure

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