More than 3,000 lightning strikes were recorded between noon and 3pm. Photo: May Tse
More than 3,000 lightning strikes were recorded between noon and 3pm. Photo: May Tse

Hong Kong canoeist dies from lightning strike while swimming to passing boat, as city records hail and stormy weather

  • The man and his wife were trapped on Green Egg Island off Clear Water Bay Country Park, and he mistook a passing boat for a rescue vessel
  • Hailstones ‘as big as 50-cent coin’ observed, a first in five years for the weather phenomenon, as thunderstorms sweep across some parts of city

Topic |   Hong Kong weather
More than 3,000 lightning strikes were recorded between noon and 3pm. Photo: May Tse
More than 3,000 lightning strikes were recorded between noon and 3pm. Photo: May Tse
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