Vaporize means the human turns to vapor and dissipate. Even the article doesn't support this. Sorry you don't like the counter to your claim, but people simply aren't vaporizing from lightning strikes.
Burned (3rd degree)? Yes.
Major shock to nervous system and all other electrical pathways in the body, stopping the heart and other organs? Yes.
Some disintegration of tissue and organs along the path of conductivity? Yes.
There are multiple distinct causes as to why people die from lightning.
Person's body vaporizing and dissipating in the air? No.
- There are 5 different methods of being struck by lightning, a direct strike is very bad, the others are more "splash damage".
- 10% of people struck by lightning actually die.
- On the flip side, sometimes those struck by lighting develop super talents, albeit rare.
- It would take 3 gigajoules to vaporize a human. A lightning bolt would have to be 65000 times stronger than they are now to do this, or said differently, it would take 11-12 minutes of the entire planet's current rate of electrical discharge to occur at one point to vaporize a human.
Very interesting stuff.
Maybe I am reading something different in your original post though, and if so, I apologize. It sounded initially to me that you were stating people are dying because they are vaporized.