January and February are great for vacationing and sun-bathing if you decide to go to Argentina. However, 2014 didn’t start out as well as expected for Argentinian natives and tourists as lightning storms ravaged Argentine beaches.
Earlier this January lighting strikes injured more than 20 beach goers and killed 3 people near Villa Gessell. The unexpected thunderbolts that took the lives of the 3 people also damaged the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. Considered as one of the new 7 wonders of the world, the statue is 30m tall and made of soapstone and concrete. However, the fascinating statue of Jesus Christ was no match for Mother Nature. Its right hand was damaged during the lightning strikes.
The lightning storms have brought terror to so many natives and tourists that Argentina’s beaches are no longer considered as a desirable vacation spot this winter.