Lightning killed a man and injured six others in Nicaragua

Lightning killed a man and injured six others in Nicaragua

Nicaragua.- A lightning strike killed a man and left six others injured. in northwestern Nicaragua.

The lightning was caused by the passage of tropical wave number 21, according to local authorities. The event occurred on Tuesday afternoon in a rural area of ​​the municipality of El Viejo, 141 kilometers northwest of Managua, according to information from the Legal Medicine Institute.

The victim was identified as Yermaen Corrales Beltrán, a 42-year-old workerwho died after receiving the electric shock while protecting himself from the rain with his co-workers, an official from the Institute of Legal Medicine told government media.

As for the survivors, workers at a shrimp farmwere transferred to a medical center in the municipality of El Viejo, with injuries of different levels, but none is at risk of losing their lives.

The municipality in which the tragedy occurred is part of the department of Chinandega, which is characterized by its extensive plains, a place with a warm environment in Nicaragua, however due to the conditions they are conducive to the appearance of electric shocks.

It should be noted that lightning deaths are common in Nicaraguaespecially between the months of May and November, at the humid time of the year.

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In the year 2021 at least 7 people died from a lightning discharge, while in 2020 a similar number was reported and in 2019 81 cows died from an electric shock.

Carlos Narvaes, graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters in the Sociology degree of the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS), who has carried out school research on insecurity issues. I have completed diplomas in security, violence and quality of life, where I have learned about various theoretical perspectives and these are the issues that I like to work on and that have caught my attention the most. I started my career as a web reporter at DEBATE since 2018, working on police, politics and viral content. I especially cover news regarding Mexico City and the State of Mexico, I keep abreast of the conferences of the Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum and I also follow dependencies to keep up to date with the events. I have followed news such as the

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