Freak lightning strike trashes house in Phayao

A freak lightning strike severely damaged a house in Phayao yesterday, Sept. 18.

The rogue lightning bolt hit the home in Ban Mai, Mueang Phayao at around 1 a.m.

The owner of the house, Mr. Suchin Khamla, said that his family was asleep when they heard a loud noise and saw a bright orange light that felt warm like a fire. He added that he’d never seen anything like it before and that it scared his family as well.

Damage included roof tiles, all the electrical goods in the house, the wiring, light fittings and more. Estimated damage is believed to be over 50,000 baht.

As the pictures from MGR Online (below) show, the damage was quite extensive.

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Posted by MGR Online ภาคเหนือ on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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