|Local authorities have warned locals of the threat of lightning while working in the open field, but not many consider it could be fatal. — Photo doanhnghiepvn.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ TĨNH — Lightning occurred yesterday in the central region, killing one people in Hà Tĩnh and two others in neighbouring Nghệ An Province. The three dead include one child.
In Hà Tĩnh, Đậu XuânVương, a resident of Xuân Giang Commune in Nghi Xuân District, left home early in the morning to catch birds in a local field.
After the thunder accompanied by rain abated, his family rushed to find him lying dead in the field due to burn injuries caused by lightning.
Lê Hồng Lưu, the commune chairman, said local authorities have warned locals of the threat of lightning while working in the open field, but not many consider it could be fatal.
In Nghệ An, lightning at the same moment as Hà Tĩnh, killed Nguyễn Hữu Dinh and his four-year-old daughter while they were asleep in their home in Thanh Chương District’s Thanh Xuân Commune.
Nguyễn Khánh Thành, the commune chairman, said Dinh’s family was poor and the five members live in a cottage-like simple house located in a remote area near the local forest.
Thành added that the Dinh’s older daughter escaped being struck by lightning as she was scared of thunder and moved to her mom’s bed before the strike occurred.
The commune has donated some funds and is assisting Dinh’s family following the loss. — VNS