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    read about news in Zaobao this morning
    A girl was killed by lighting strike while using her handphone

    http://www.zaobao.com/yx/yx070121_501.html

    We better stop using it out there whether be it rain or sunshine

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    Can someone give a scientific explanation for the link between using mobile phone and being stuck by lightning?
    As complexity rises, precise statements lose meaning and meaningful statements lose precision.

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    Sorry to say, it's just a coincidence. I would rather suspect it was the umbrella caused the lightning strike. The electromagnetic wave emitted by a mobile phone will not ionize the air, unlike some of the radioactive elements used in lightning protectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roygoh View Post
    Can someone give a scientific explanation for the link between using mobile phone and being stuck by lightning?
    last time i heard that it is advisable not to use handphone when there is lighting. also cannot use handphone in petrol kiosk.

    but dunno how true....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo View Post
    last time i heard that it is advisable not to use handphone when there is lighting. also cannot use handphone in petrol kiosk.

    but dunno how true....
    Myth Busters proved that cell phones can be used in petrol kiose. I work in a petrol station and so far no problems leh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mac 13 View Post
    Myth Busters proved that cell phones can be used in petrol kiose. I work in a petrol station and so far no problems leh.
    When got problem happens....the myth got busted!
    Play safe than sorry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Deceased View Post
    When got problem happens....the myth got busted!
    Play safe than sorry.


    Will die . Will die one .. Want to siam also no use one .. ahahha
    Hope its a clean death ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanglk View Post
    Sorry to say, it's just a coincidence. I would rather suspect it was the umbrella caused the lightning strike. The electromagnetic wave emitted by a mobile phone will not ionize the air, unlike some of the radioactive elements used in lightning protectors.

    It's not just a coincidence.
    From what's described in the paper, the girl who was sharing umbrella with two friends directly striked by lighting. Her two friends escaped with only minor injuries
    It could be related to her using handphone at the time of lighting strike

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhho View Post
    read about news in Zaobao this morning
    A girl was killed by lighting strike while using her handphone

    http://www.zaobao.com/yx/yx070121_501.html

    We better stop using it out there whether be it rain or sunshine


    what you base on to say that we better stop using phone when rain or sunshine...

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    Based on the following statement from the expert's advice

    根据专家指出,虽然这些案例很少,但为安全起见,公众受促别在下雷雨时,在户外使用手机。

    For your own safety, against using your handphone outdoor

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    My friend was killed by lightning, when he was carrying the radio set during NS. "Hellooo?" then booom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deceased View Post
    When got problem happens....the myth got busted!
    Play safe than sorry.

    how come your nickname is like dat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo View Post
    how come your nickname is like dat!

    I'm kira's friend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman77 View Post
    Will die . Will die one .. Want to siam also no use one .. ahahha
    Hope its a clean death ..

    I die nebermind...but dun drag others along.

    Sacrly, dun die...paralyse waist down....burden to family
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    explosion happens....kill other pump attendents...



    Must be considerate mah.


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    Quote Originally Posted by the mac 13 View Post
    Myth Busters proved that cell phones can be used in petrol kiose. I work in a petrol station and so far no problems leh.
    U work as cashier or pump man?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hhho View Post
    read about news in Zaobao this morning
    A girl was killed by lighting strike while using her handphone

    http://www.zaobao.com/yx/yx070121_501.html

    We better stop using it out there whether be it rain or sunshine
    ever wondered y none of these ever happen in sg?
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    i only remember my signal encik telling us sotongs not to use the HF sets during a thunderstorm... first time i've heard of people getting killed using hp in a lightning...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75 View Post
    i only remember my signal encik telling us sotongs not to use the HF sets during a thunderstorm... first time i've heard of people getting killed using hp in a lightning...
    maybe they go zhng their hp reception...
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    there is not one proven case in the world that a handphone would have caused an explosion or fire at a petrol kiosk....

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    My view .....

    When it your time to go, you go !

    Eating bean sprouts won't make the time longer, maybe just more energetic.

    The girl that died under the umbrella may have simply been more wet offering a faster path to ground

    As far as I know, lightning uses the quickest path to (or up from) ground.

    The girl may simply have been more wet and also taller

    Don't fear fate. Just don't tempt it by flying a kite in a storm
    Time, is an effortless construction :)

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