Shocking Video Shows Lightning Striking Two People Dead On Mexican Beach

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Video captures two people being struck by lightning Monday on a beach in western Mexico.

Municipal authorities told Spanish news outlet Marca that the persons struck were a tourist and hammock seller. Authorities also told the outlet that one victim was a woman who was killed instantly, and the other was a male who later died later while receiving medical care. (RELATED: ‘Felt Like My Arm Got Blown Off’: Lightning Strikes 15-Year-Old Lifeguard, ‘Orange And Blue’ Surrounds Her Limb)

The National Weather Service estimates that the odds of being struck by lightning in one’s lifetime are 1-in-15,300. Almost 90 percent of those struck by lightning survive the encounter, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC further noted that men are four times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.

The local mayor offered condolences to the families of the two victims, the Daily Express reported.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people caught in a thunderstorm should “[r]un to a safe building or vehicle when you first hear thunder, see lightning or observe dark threatening clouds developing overhead” and “[s]tay inside until 30 minutes after you hear the last clap of thunder.”