NATIONAL (ABCNEWS.com) - The summer months are always the most dangerous for lightning strikes, but this June is shaping up to be unusually fatal, experts say.
Lightning strikes more than 400 people each year in the United States,and about 60 of those lead to death, according to the National Weather Service. Most lightning strikes and fatalities occur during July.
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Martin Uman, a University of Florida professor and lightning expert, told ABCNews.com that he can recount several cases of people who have been killed while washing their hands at the sink.