[quote=Washington Post]The birthday group had sought shelter under a tree
I do not want to cast blame. The victims are suffering enough, as it is. However, perhaps the rest of us can learn from this tragic news.
If we can hear thunder, we are close enough to be struck by lightning. Do not simply shelter from the rain, take shelter from a possible lightning bolt.
With regard to the incident after the German football game:
[quote=Washington Post]“According to what everyone present says, there were no clouds in the sky . . . so this incident couldn’t have been expected,” he said.
If we are close enough to hear thunder, we are close enough to be struck by lightning. What the skies are like overhead doesn’t matter. The “bolt from the blue” is real, not simply proverbial.