Lightning Accidents Occurred In Luoyang Laojun Mountain Tourist Attraction

- Aug 10, 2020-

Tourist attractions are densely populated places. Comprehensive lightning protection measures should be taken during the thunderstorm season. A suitable surge protector is a necessary lightning protection device, and regular lightning protection detection is an important protection method. On August 3, a lightning strike occurred at the Laojun Mountain tourist attraction in Luoyang. A man was struck by lightning and died.

Every summer, due to special geographical and climatic conditions, as well as poor management of the scenic area, lightning strikes occur in tourist attractions. For example, on August 7, 2019, there was a lightning strike in the Lushan Scenic Area and 5 tourists were injured; on July 23, 2015, in the Tianzhu Mountain, Anhui lightning strike, 3 tourists died, 1 had amnesia, and many people were admitted to the hospital; November 2011 On the 5th, a lightning incident occurred at the Golden Peak of the Fanjing Mountain Scenic Area in Guizhou, causing more than 30 people to be injured and 18 seriously injured. Therefore, as a crowded place in tourist attractions, lightning protection is extremely important. At the same time, residents should improve lightning protection safety. First, check the weather forecast before going out.

The solutions for people encountering thunderstorms in outdoor activities are:

1. When it is thundering and raining, stay on the top of the mountain or high hills is strictly forbidden, and you must not continue to ride to the heights to watch the rain. Do not hide under big trees or near power lines, and do not walk or stand in open fields. You should hide in low-lying places as soon as possible, or find shelters or dry caves as much as possible.

2. During thunderstorms, do not use umbrellas with metal handles, take off metal frame glasses, watches, and belts. If you are traveling by bike, you should leave the bicycle as soon as possible, and stay away from other metal objects to avoid electrical conduction and lightning strikes.

3. Do not stay near water bodies (river, river, lake, sea, pond, canal, etc.) or low-lying land. You must quickly go to nearby dry houses to shelter from rain. If you can’t find houses in mountainous areas, you can go under the rocks or in caves. rain.

4. When there is a thunderstorm, it is best not to call the mobile phone outdoors, because the electromagnetic wave of the mobile phone will also cause thunder.