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Lightning kills five instantly in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH: Five people, inclu­ding a four-year-old child, were killed instantly in a lightning strike in southwestern Cambodia, officials said, as the onset of the rainy season draws near.

Weatherman: Be careful when outdoors

PETALING JAYA: Check weather conditions before embarking on outdoor activities because lightning can strike anytime throughout the year, the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) advises.

Bangladesh declares lightning strikes a disaster as deaths surge

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh has seen a near-record number of deaths this year from a phenomenon that appears to be worsening with climate change: lightning strikes.

Danger from the skies

Malaysia has the third highest number of lightning strikes in the world, but awareness among Malaysians of the danger is still lacking.

M’sia third highest in lightning strikes

PETALING JAYA: Extra precautions must be taken against lightning strikes with the Meteorological Department forecasting thunderstorms over the next few weeks.

Republic a hotbed due to tropical weather conditions, say experts

They were watching television when the lightning bolt struck.

Be enlightened

here are some misconceptions about lightning.

City heat a lightning 'trigger'

Studies have shown that heat cities generate can cause more lightning to strike there, said lightning expert Hartono Zainal Abidin.

Have lightning safety awareness programmes

From ZAHAR, Kuala Lumpur (via e-mail)