Lightning Kills 2 in Brazil

On January 6, 2015, two men were struck by lightning in Embu, Brazil, a rural area just outside of São Paolo. The two men were attempting to take shelter from a violent storm when they were struck and killed. Two additional people were also struck, but fortunately recovered in a local hospital emergency room.

Our network detected lightning as it approached the area:

The storm produced heavy rain with significant lightning. This severe weather incident follows another deadly lightning strike in São Paolo that killed a family of four on a local beach in late December.

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