people on airplanes.
While smaller, older airplanes might survive(there are theories that vacuum tubes are EMP resistant), larger, more advanced commercial airliners will probably fall from the sky, killing everybody on-board and anybody they land on.
on life support in hospitals.
While hospitals generally have a backup energy supply to protect against blackouts this does them little good against an EMP attack unless they're specifically protected.
There are 3 million people in the world who use pacemakers and while not every pacemaker is constantly in use, it still means many people will die.
- Disabled people living in their homes.
Many people who lives alone yet need some sort of assisted care probably won't last long without the ability to contact anybody.
- Many Children.
Depending on what part of the day electricity fails many children might die. It's not uncommon for a child to take the bus home and arrive an hour or two before their parents. If an EMP attack occurred between the child getting home and the parent getting off work the child might be on their own for days before the parent is able to get home.
as a society generally don't know how to survive without electricity.This
is partially because of its presence in our lives. Even flipping your
circuit breaker for the day and avoiding the obvious sources doesn't
remove electricity from our lives. Everything from our cars and
fridges to our toilets and faucets stop working without the modern
miracle of electricity.
- Most people live in big cities and suburbia.The problem with living in big cities is the fact that basic goods are often produced somewhere else then transported to the area of consumption. Thus, without electricity most of the goods needed to sustain life – primarily food and water – won't be accessible within the city.