were struck by lightning

were struck by lightning
were struck by lightning

The tragic episode occurred in Nicaragua. The victims were 13 and 16 years old.

Two teenagers They died after being struck by lightning while searching for a cell phone signal in the middle of a storm. The incident occurred on a farm in the rural community of San Miguelin the municipality of Bueyes Pier, Southern Caribbean Autonomous Region of Nicaragua.

The victims were cousins ​​and were at a family gathering. They were identified as Never José Robledo Martínez, 16 years old, and Wilfredo Antonio Obando13. According to the National Police, what happened was a accidental death.

The moment they were struck by lightning

In the middle of the meeting, they decided to climb a hill to get a connection on their cell phones, however, upon arriving, they were struck by lightning. His bodies were left lying on the floor.

After several hours, their relatives began to worry because the teenagers did not return, so they went out to look for them and found their bodies. Then, they called the police and confirmed the death of the minors. For his part, the coroner reviewed the bodies and confirmed that Both died from an electric shock.


Rural areas are most at risk during storms due to outdoor exposure.

Rural areas are most at risk during storms due to outdoor exposure.

Obando and Robledo Martínez attended a community school. The news of his death shocked the neighbors and to the school due to the reason for death.

These episodes are common in the country. From May to October the rainy season begins, so authorities usually issue warnings and recommendations to avoid accidents.

Puerto Rico: three minors were struck by lightning

A similar event occurred on a beach in Isabela, north of Puerto Rico. Three children ages 7, 10 and 12 were struck by lightning during a storm. After this, they were helped by people present on the beach, who administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) while waiting for emergency services.

Then the minors were transferred to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Aguadilla where the oldest of them was left in intensive care due to problems in his extremities.

Source: Ambito

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