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Wednesday , November 20 2019

Asian found dead allegedly struck by lightning while using cellphone

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 3: An Asian driver was found dead in his car in Dasma area possibly because he was struck by lightning while using his mobile phone. His body has been referred to the Forensics Department for autopsy, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about a dead Asian man inside a car in Dasma area, securitymen and paramedics rushed to the location and found the corpse. They checked his details to discover he is an Indian expatriate.

Preliminary investigations indicate the probability that he might have been struck by lightning when he used his mobile phone. His body has been referred to the Forensics Department for investigations on the exact cause of his death. A case has been registered.

 

One comment

  1. This is Physics 101. The cell phone had nothing to do with being hit by lighting. He was just unlucky. The metal in the cell phone does “NOT” attract lightning. The fact is, a person driving in a thunderstorm and NOT using a cell phone has just as much of a chance of being struck by lightning as the driver using a cell phone. However, metal does act as a conduit. Meaning that metal in the cell phone may have helped create an electrical path to rupture his eardrums and damage the rest of his body. So, at the most, the drivers phone acted as a conductor. Most likely his car was hit by lightning and he was leaning against the door at the same time, while using the cell phone. Nothing more. No need to support the myth that cell phones attract lightning.

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