01 Jul '11, 11am

Men five times more likely to be struck by lightning than women

Men five times more likely to be struck by lightning than women

Men are about five times more likely to be killed by lightning because they are more reckless, a recent survey showed. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MEN are about five times more likely to be killed by lightning because they are more reckless, a recent survey showed. AccuWeather.com, a US online weather service, has recently unveiled the result of its survey of lightning-related deaths that occurred in the US from 1995 to 2008. Of the 648 people killed by lightning, men accounted for 82 per cent. This year, there have been six such deaths and all were male. 'Men take more risks when it comes to lightning,' John Jensenius, a lightning safety specialist at the National Weather Service, was quoted as saying by Popular Science magazine, which conducted the research with AccuWeather.com. He added that males were less willing to walk away from recreational activities or sports, which result...

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