Science & Technology

Lightning Strike Fatalities in US At Record Low in 2013

Only 23 deaths, compared to a high of 432 in 1943


Lightning strikes killed fewer people in the U.S. last year than in any other year on record, officials said Thursday.

Just 23 people died as a direct result from lightning strikes in 2013, according to figures from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).