A severe thunderstorm raged on April 24 in Dalian in China's Liaoning Province, where a local news network reporter was broadcasting life. Suddenly, a bright lightning bolt hit the anchor in his arm. The man cried out and immediately dropped the umbrella he was holding. He later told Dalian TV his hand went numb the moment the bolt struck him, and he saw yellow sparks coming out of it. However, the sparks can't be seen in this footage, probably because the electric current was relatively small.
Zapped! Chinese Weather Reporter Gets Hit by Lightning on Air
09:01 GMT 25.04.2017 (Updated: 19:30 GMT 19.10.2022)
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Everyone needs to pay attention to safety: A lightning bolt won’t avoid striking you just because you are the weather anchor!