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    Close Call: Near-Miss Lighting Strike in Sydney

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    A man aimed to capture a looming thunderstorm with his camera got more than he wanted, he captured a lighting strike that nearly hit him.

    Nick Panayiotou, the video’s author, narrowly escaped being struck by lightning in Sydney’s Oyster Bay on January 30. He wanted to video a storm sweeping over Sydney that eventually left 70,000 residents without power.

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