Terrifying moment ‘electric’ rain falls down on horrified passersby after lightning bolt struck wires during downpour

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THIS is the moment a rain of electric sparks fell down on shocked passersby, after a lightning bolt struck trolley bus wires in Russia.

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

Pedestrians are seen stopping to watch in amazement as sparks of electrical rain strike the street

A witness said the incident was both frightening and amazing

A rumble of thunder can be heard in the video ahead of the electrical rain

In the clip, a flash of light illuminates passersby walking at the intersection of Veteranov Avenue and Soldata Korzuna street.

A deafening rumble of thunder follows soon after.

Huge sparks of electrical rain then strike the street, making passersby stop and watch in amazement.

Another video filmed at a distance from the site of the lightning strike shows a huge explosion that occurred during the incident.  

A witness said the incident was both frightening and amazing.

“I’ve never seen anything like that before,” they said.


According to local reports, the phenomenon occurred after a lightning bolt struck trolley bus wires.

The powerful electric discharge caused the explosion and sparks.

No one is believed to have been hurt during the incident.

Footage filmed at a distance from the site of the lightning strike, shows a huge explosion

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