Roofer killed by lightning in Florida

Roofer killed by lightning in Florida

A Florida roofer was killed by lightning in front of his colleagues and found with a melted sock on his foot.

Edvin Cinto, 24, was working on the roof of an apartment building on Sterling Point Drive in Deltona when lightning struck him, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

The victim smelled like burnt hair and a sock had melted on his foot when first aid arrived at the scene while local police began an investigation.

Relatives of the victim have started collecting funds to send the body to Guatemala for burial.

Although statistics show that the odds of being struck by lightning are one in a million, the odds are much higher in Florida.

For example, from 2011 to 2020, this southern US state caused 49 deaths from lightning, far ahead of Texas with just 22 cases in the same period.