How many people killed by lightning each year?
24,000 people die each year around the world from lightning stikes
According to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, "In Canada, lightning kills about seven people and seriously injures 60 to 70 people a year." This quotes, plus lots more information on Canadian lightning activity, can be found at: weatheroffice.ec On average 7 people are killed by lightning every year in Canada. 60 to 70 People are "seriously injured" Latest 2008 statistics from Environment Canada Weather Office Lightning Detection. See link below
According to the National Safety Council, in the United States in 2004, 46 people were killed by lightning. The chance of dying from a lightning strike in a lifetime is 1 in 81,949. See this link: http://www.nsc.org/lrs/statinfo/odds.htm The mortality rate has been reported to be anything from between 32 percent to only 3 percent, meaning that the injury rate is between 3 to 30 times the amount of persons killed. It seems no one knows…