Lightning strikes in Bangladesh are particularly deadly and frequent, killing over 200 people a year on average
Nicholas Torchia, 37, took cover from a storm by leaning against a tree which was struck by a lightning bolt.
The incident was one of several strikes on humans over the past few weeks in Florida, which is known as the "lightning capital" of the country.
"Oh, she's my hero. I love my dog. It's amazing," said Joel Rosa, who was woken up by his dog after his Florida home was struck by lightning.
A woman at the park with her family at the time said "I have never experienced lightning like that."
In a Facebook post on Sunday, the Stratford Academy in Georgia identified the teenager as Walker Bethune, who was a student at the academy.
The National Weather Service has warned that lightning could cause more wildfires to break out in the state that is already battling nine active blazes.
A golf ball has been found blackened, but intact after a teen golfer hit it straight into a lightning bolt during a Texas storm.
The victims, believed to be mostly young people, died near the Amer Fort, a 12th Century palace and popular tourist attraction, around 7.30 pm Sunday.
While the adults and children inside escaped unscathed, they were "in shock," Carl Hobi, the storm chaser who caught the moment on camera, told Newsweek.
"Upon the arrival of the first officer on scene, the victim had already been removed from the beach and was undergoing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation from fire and lifeguard personnel," the Tybee Island Police Department said in the press release.
The National Weather Service reported 17 people died across the U.S. in 2020 after being struck by lightning.
Authorities in southern China have ruled out disease and concluded that electrocution caused the sudden death of more than three dozen cattle.
Tributes have been flooding in for the boy, including from lawmakers and his favorite soccer team, Liverpool FC.
Police said the boy was rushed to hospital with "serious injuries," but died a short time later.
The storm passed through Guthrie, north of Oklahoma City, on Tuesday morning when neighbors said they saw the lightning strike the home.
Storms have led to at least three deaths and dozens of injuries in the southern United States this week.
A shocking viral TikTok caught a bolt of lightning hitting a 26-story building in the middle of a storm, which is believed to cause a subsequent fire.
"It was an amazing experience and honestly I did not think about how lucky myself and my parents were until after looking at the video," said Monica Capen.
Officials said 367 fires have ignited between the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, forcing an unknown number of evacuations.
Californians are encouraged to be prepared to leave their homes quickly, especially if there is a wildfire in their area.
An eyewitness, who was on a boat nearby with her husband and daughter when the lightning struck, said it was the "scariest thing" she had ever experienced.
Videos of the lightning strike are going viral.
The distance the flash traveled is equivalent to the distance between Boston and Washington, D.C.
The pair are in a serious but non-life threatening condition after being struck in Lafayette Square.
Most electrical activity in vertebrates and invertebrates occurs at extremely low frequencies, but the reasons for this have long remained a mystery.
Scientists say one of the stones was hit by one huge lightning strike or multiple smaller ones.
Although the clip may look like it's been Photoshopped, trees burning from the inside are a documented occurrence.
"The outpouring of support during this horrific time have been above and beyond what I could have ever imagined," the victim's wife said.