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WATCH: Lightning destroys Chicago telephone pole over weekend

4 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago July 26, 2016 Jul 26, 2016 Tuesday, July 26 2016 July 26, 2016 12:46 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
Image: YouTube

CHICAGO - Anja Englert was driving down the road in Chicago on Sunday night during a thunderstorm when she captured a wild weather video that took the web by storm on Monday.

As she proceeded down Irving Park Road, a line of thunderstorms was moving across the northern part of Illinois. Her camera was rolling when a bolt of lightning descended from the sky and shattered a wooden telephone pole into a Michael Bay-esque explosion of flames and splintered wood.

The Washington Post reports that 19 people have died as a result of lightning strikes this year alone. Just this month, one person was killed and another seriously injured at an apartment complex on Old Hammond Highway after lightning struck a tree.

Anja posted the video to Facebook where it immediately drew an ample amount of shares.

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