What a strange change of weather. The forecast this morning was still full sun and then the forecast quickly changed to Thunderstorm Warning. Early hikers must have been fooled to go out believing it would be a similar day as the whole week has been. I was standing ready to go to the beach when I heard the thunder and re-checked the weather..
When I lived in HK I went swimming in summer and hiking in winter
Lightning usually strikes higher ground and thunderstorms can come out of nowhere
It's a tragedy though
Does the relevant Hong Kong authority explain the dangers of thunderstorms to hikers?
If you go to e.g. Grand Canyon, you’ll see signs “do not hike in thunderstorm”
Seems odd, eh? Four folks hiking, one 'suspectedly' struck by a lightning bolt and the 3 others did not notice. Well, to be fair, perhaps the bolt was a small one although an average lightning bolt releases about 1 million volts of electricity.
Rather like the man holding the smoking gun and is pronounced by the media to be the 'alleged' perpetrator.
IMO, better this way than run-over by a taxi while biking with your kids.