Family horror as mother killed by lightning strike
Family horror as mother killed by lightning strike

A family has watched in horror as a mother was killed by a lightning strike on a Brazilian beach.

Married mother-of-one Rosangela Biavati, 36, was heading into the water at Sao Paulo when she was struck by lightning and killed instantly.

The moment she was struck was caught on camera by a nearby photographer and witnessed by her husband and family who helped drag her body to the beach.

Married mother-of-one Rosangela Biavati, 36, was heading into the water at Sao Paulo when she was struck by lightning and killed instantly. Photo: Supplied.

Britain’s Daily Mail reports the woman had gone into the water to encourage her 11-year-old son and her nephews to get out of the water as the storm approached.

The photographs show her heading to the water, waving her arms shortly before her death.

The split second a woman was fatally struck by lightning was caught by a photographer. Photo: Janet Tappin Coelho.

Her husband said the family had been just preparing to leave the beach.

“I was putting our bags into the car, and the kids were on the beach,” he told the Mail.

“The next minute my wife was lying on the floor. I received a mild shock.”

Her brother, Elias Biavati said her saw people trying to revive his sister by massaging her heart.

“We are in a state of shock. My brother-in-law is devastated by the sudden death of his wife. We can’t believe how it happened - it could have been any one of us,” he said.

A nearby café owner reported hearing a “loud bang” before seeing people rushing to recover Mrs Biavati’s body.


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