How To Avoid Being Hit By Lightning: Science, Radio And Myths Collide In Zimbabwe

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Why does Zimbabwe get hit by lightning so often? Every year, around a hundred people die due to lightning during the country’s five-month-long rainy season. Zimbabwe is elevated and many of the clouds that form during the rainy season end up being thunderstorm clouds. Farmers and their livestock are often hit because they work in the open even during storms. Due to a lack of education, many rural Zimbabweans attribute the lightning deaths to people, believing that some control lightning to kill those who have wronged them. Read full article here

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