A man and woman were fatally struck by lightning on a Mexican beach on Monday after a dangerous storm rolled through.
Harrowing video footage shows the moment a hot bolt of lightning struck the beach in Michoacán while beachgoers were packing up to leave as dark skies rolled in.
The bolt struck the first person, causing them to fall onto the sand.
The lightning strike traveled up the sand, striking another person who was running to safety, a video circulating on social media shows.
The bolt caught the second victim, also causing them to fall face-first into the sand.
The male victim was taken to a hospital, where he later died, according to local outlet Marca.
Aquila Mayor Jose Valencia revealed the female victim was visiting from Guanajuato, while the male victim was a hammock seller, who resided in the nearby town of Colima, according to the Daily Mail.
Around 40 million lightning strikes hit the ground in the US per year, according to the CDC.
There is less than a 1 in a million chance that a person will be struck by lightning, and almost 90% of those who are survive.
In 2022, around 20 people were killed by lightning in the US, according to the Insurance Information Institute.
Between 2013 and 2022, the US saw less than 25 lightning-related fatalities per year.
Florida had the most fatalities in 2022 with four, while DC followed closely behind with three, according to III.