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.
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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