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Recent statistics on lightning fatalities in Malaysia


Ab Kadir, Mohd Zainal Abidin and Misbah, Nor Ratna and Gomes, Chandima and Jasni, Jasronita and Wan Ahmad, Wan Fatinhamamah and Hassan, Mohd Khair (2012) Recent statistics on lightning fatalities in Malaysia. In: 31st International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP 2012), 2-7 Sept. 2012, Vienna, Austria. .

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It is a fact that Malaysia encounters more than 70% of power outages due to lightning and it is known as the “Crown of Lightning” in the world. The effects of lightning on electrical/communication networks and structures account for equipment damage, downtime/data losses and malfunctioning of control and automated systems that may cost the nation over RM 250 million and thousands of human injuries and deaths. Good statistics about death and injuries around the world are just beginning to be collected. This paper presents an update of the statistics on lightning fatalities in Malaysia and some comparisons with other countries around the world. In addition, a case study that accounts the geographical location, lightning detection data and distribution system layout will be presented.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
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Publisher: IEEE
Keywords: Lightning; Lightning injury; Lightning fatalities; Lightning detection system
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 09 May 2019 11:38
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 11:38
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