Lighting Bolt Strikes Tower, Kills 18 Selfie Takers

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A freak lightning strike in India took the lives of 18 selfie-takers while they were on top of a famous tower in India.

As Fox News reports:

lightning strike killed 18 people Sunday when a bolt blasted a watch tower where tourists were snapping storm selfies in Jaipur, India.

There were a total of 27 individuals at the top of the 12th Century Amer Fort, the popular tourist attraction where the strike occurred, according to BBC News.

Some of the victims leapt to the ground as the lightning came down, and law enforcement officials have reported that most of them were young people.

Video captured by Reuters TV partner ANI showed empty shoes left by the dead.

The lightning strike was the result of a storm system which traveled through Northern India and killed dozens more.

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Clifton Brewer
Clifton Brewer
2 months ago

Darwin award winners for 2021.

2 months ago

The gene pool is a little cleaner