This is the horrific moment two people are killed by a lightning strike on a Mexican beach.
Footage of the drama showed the victims collapsing on the sand as a woman began screaming near them.
The tragedy occurred on a beautiful beach on the central Pacific coast called Playa Maruata in the Mexican state of Michoacan.
The victims, both Mexicans, were a tourist from Guanajuato state, known locally as 33-year-old Elvia de Jesus, and a hammock seller from Tecoman, Colima state.
The woman died instantly.
The man received immediate medical attention at the scene and was taken to hospital alive, but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Unconfirmed reports said a third person was injured but was released the same day after hospital treatment.
Video taken by another vacationer filming the approaching storm showed the woman hit first, followed by the man in front of her.
The man was hit while carrying hammocks in his arms that he was selling.
Although the footage first circulated on Monday, it is believed the tragedy occurred last Friday.
It’s not the first time people have been killed by lightning in the same area.
In 2018, a couple and their two children, aged just six and three, died as a result of a lightning strike.
On average, two people are killed by lightning every year in the UK.
The world’s highest mortality from a single lightning strike is 21.
This tragedy occurred on December 23, 1975 in a small rural community in the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe.
Playa Maruata is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Michoacan.
In fact, it consists of three beaches nestled between mountains and coves, with the easternmost stretch of sand ideal for snorkeling, wading and sunbathing.