More deaths due to lightning strikes in Huế

Update: May, 30/2016 - 15:00
Farmers in central Thừa Thiên-Huế Province are preparing the soil for a new crop. Those working in empty fields are vulnerable to lightning strikes. — VNS Photo Phước Bửu
Viet Nam News

THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ — Another farmer in central Thừa Thiên-Huế Province died after being struck by lightning, recording the second death in this manner in the locality during the weekend.

Đặng Tân, 75, died while working in the field in Hương Trà District after being struck by lightning on the same day when seven others were killed or injured in An Hòa District, according to the local committee of flood and storm prevention.

Phan Thanh Hùng of the committee warned farmers to stay clear of rain accompanied by thunder and lightning, expected almost every afternoon this week. Locals should rush back to their homes on seeing signs of lightning and thunder, he said.

On Saturday, lightning killed the 42-year-old farmer Lê Văn Tưởng of An Hòa District when he was working in the field for a new crop.

These days it is usually sunny in the province and local farmers have taken the opportunity to prepare the soil for new rice crop. — VNS