Seven people injured by lightning in Moa

Seven people suffered injuries as a result of lightning on Monday afternoon in the town lazy of Moa.

The incident occurred in front of the Nickel Union Services Company, ESUNI, when a group of workers were waiting for transportation to return to their homes, journalist Rubiel de la Cruz Rabí reported on Facebook.

One of the people injured by the electric shock is a pregnant woman, who is out of danger, said the reporter from the Moa TV Telecentre.

Meanwhile, according to De la Cruz, a woman is reported in serious condition, while the state of the rest does not require further details.

The injured, according to the source, were taken to the Guillermo Luis Hospital in Moa, where they receive medical attention, and were visited by the highest authorities of the municipality.

Electric shocks are frequent in Cuba, especially during the so-called rainy season, which begins in May. According to experts, lightning is the leading cause of injuries and deaths due to meteorological phenomena on the island.

Lightning can destroy a radius of 20 meters, based on its power and particularities of the ground, according to specialists. In their trajectory, these discharges carry electric current that can reach, on average, values ​​greater than 300,000 amps for millionths of a second.

As officially reported, it was lightning that triggered on August 5, 2022 the large fire at supertanker base of Matanzas. The incident ended up affecting four fuel tanks and causing the death of 17 people.

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