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Lightning Strikes "Christ Statue" in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro

Sun 12 Feb 2023 | 05:06 AM
Taarek Refaat

Lightning struck the top of the "Christ the Redeemer" statue in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, according to Pop Base.

This happened during a thunderstorm that broke out late yesterday evening, and a bolt of lightning struck the head of the statue.

Lightning strikes Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This is not the first time that the statue has been struck by a lightning bolt, as it was struck in 2014 during a strong storm, and was subjected to a similar lightning bolt in February 2008, which necessitated restoration work to repair the damage to its head and fingers.

Shots were taken on February 10, 2023 at 6:55 pm, using the NIKON D800 with 70-200mm f/2.8E at 70mm f/8 13" ISO 100.