Newspaper photographer Rogério Soares caught a tragic, yet stunning moment with his camera on the coast of São Paulo in Brazil, capturing the precise moment when 36-year-old tourist Rosangela Biavati was struck by a lightening bolt while she ran towards the ocean.
The sequence of photos can be seen here (WARNING: some readers may be disturbed by photos of the dead body being carried away):
According to National Geographic, the odds of becoming a lightning victim in the U.S. in any one year is 1 in 700,000. The odds of being struck in your lifetime increases rather dramatically to 1 in 3,000.
Apparently, Biavati ignored warning signs not to approach the water during the storm, given the increased risks of getting hit by lightening.
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