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Massive fireball breaks out above Chinese city after lightning bolt strikes high-voltage power lines

A massive fireball broke out above a northern Chinese city after a lightning bolt struck high-voltage power lines. The shocking video, shot in the city of Shenyang in Liaoning Province on August 3, shows a ball of fire suddenly emerging in the air near residential blocks with a loud explosive sound. A woman was heard saying: “what’s happening?” While a man said: “What is that? Oh my god!” According to reports, the lightning bolt did not damage the high-voltage power lines and the electric power was not affected. The video was provided by local media with permission.

Lightning Strikes Sailboat

As powerful storms rolled through Massachusetts on Saturday, one person caught the exact moment a boat owner got extremely unlucky.

A passerby recorded a bolt of lightning striking a boat docked in South Boston in a video obtained by CNN affiliate WFXT.

The owner wasn’t on the boat and no one was hurt.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a warning for heavy rainfall and flooding in the Boston area Saturday afternoon.

The thunderstorms, which ended at around 9:45 p.m., produced about 1 to 1.5 inches of rain, the NWS said. Flooding led to the closure of some freeway exits.

The shocking video also caught the attention of the weather service, which said it was a “great example of why we say ‘When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!’”