The rare sight of a massive bolt of lightning striking a tree and setting it ablaze has been captured on a video clip that has gone viral.
Lightning is so cool! 😲🌩🎥#viralhog #lightning #news #weather pic.twitter.com/atSF5syZIv
— ViralHog (@ViralHog) July 5, 2022
People can be heard excitedly screaming while watching the awesome natural phenomenon.
The video shared on Twitter by ViralHog was shot in Danvers, Massachusetts, in the USA on June 29.
The man who shot the video told ViralHog that his family was watching an approaching thunderstorm late in the evening. He was casually recording the storm and never expected to capture anything so dramatic.
He said that the lightning struck a mere 500 feet away from where he was shooting the video.
Lightning strikes are dangerous and claim many lives each year. Experts advise not to go out in the open during thunderstorms as lightning can strike human beings.
In India, too, lightning claims several lives every year. Bihar accounts for the highest number of lightning deaths in the country. This year in June as many as 36 people died in the state due to lightning strikes.
Also read: Lightning kills another 16 people in Bihar as monsoon advances, death toll for June rises to 36