Lightning Injury Reports by Country and Year
THIS HAS BECOME THE LARGEST DATABASE OF LIGHTNING INJURIES IN THE WORLD, covering more countries, more years, and probably more news reports than any other database. You are welcome to use it for research purposes (please cite this source in any report). Research is only one of the reasons we post these reports for free use.
News reports are also valuable in learning who is most vulnerabe, what they were doing when injured, their age, and other pertinent data that can help ACLENet, our National Centres and the governments of each country target 'lightning injury hotspots' most in need of lightning safety information, education, and other preventive measures.
News reports of injuries, deaths, and property damage are collected by our staff in English and in other languages by volunteers and posted monthly to the pages of the countries where the incidents occurred. Please let us know if you are aware of reports that should be included (send us the URL). After verification, we'll add them. Thank you for your assistance.
When you select a country, maps are available as well as news reports by year.
Note - details on incidents may vary by source, so we may include more than one report of an incident - so do not be surprised by duplicates.