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Terrified people flee after lightning bolt strikes trolley bus wires in St Petersburg 

Rain of fire: Terrified passers by flee for their lives after lightning bolt strikes trolley bus wires in St Petersburg

  • Shocking video shows rain of electric sparks fall on shocked passers-by in Russia
  • A lightning bolt unbelievably struck trolley bus wires in St Petersburg on May 19
  • In the clip, thunder is heard before a rain of huge sparks collapses on the street
  • According to local reports, a powerful electric discharge provoked the explosion

This is the terrifying moment a rain of huge electric sparks fell down on shocked passers-by after a lightning bolt struck trolley bus wires in Russia.

The shocking footage was captured by street CCTV cameras during a thunderstorm in the city of St Petersburg on May 19.

In the clip, a blinding flash of light illuminates pedestrians, walking at the intersection of Veteranov Avenue and Soldata Korzuna street, an instant before a deafening rumble of thunder follows.

Shocking footage (above), captured by CCTV cameras in the city of St Petersburg on May 19, showed a rain of electric sparks fall down after a lightning bolt struck trolley bus wires 

The next moment, a heavy rain of huge sparks collapses on the street making the people stop and watch in horror.

A pedestrian sheltered underneath an umbrella could be seen jumping in shock at the ear-splitting sound of thunder and the unexpected rain of electrical sparks.

Another video filmed at a distance from the epicentre shows a massive explosion that occurred at the site during the incident.

‘I’ve never seen anything like that before. It was a frightening and amazing moment,’ a witness said.

According to reports, the bizarre phenomenon (pictured) occurred after a lightning bolt struck trolley bus wires and the powerful electric discharge provoked the explosion and sparks

According to reports, the bizarre phenomenon (pictured) occurred after a lightning bolt struck trolley bus wires and the powerful electric discharge provoked the explosion and sparks

Another video filmed at a distance (pictured) from the epicentre shows a massive explosion that occurred at the site during the incident

Another video filmed at a distance (pictured) from the epicentre shows a massive explosion that occurred at the site during the incident

According to reports, the bizarre phenomenon occurred after a lightning bolt struck trolley bus wires and the powerful electric discharge provoked the explosion and sparks.

Luckily, no one was hurt during the incident, reports said. 

Local media reported that bad weather was raging for several days in the region.

It is reported that recently there were thunderstorms, heavy rain, hail, and even a mini-tornado that passed through the streets, which scattered the roofs of outbuildings in St Petersburg.

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