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Tesco 'lightning strike' nothing more than burst pipe

The cause of an evacuation at a Tesco store on Saturday afternoon was a burst water pipe, the retailer has confirmed.

There were reports yesterday that lightning had struck the store causing water to pour in during heavy thunderstorms above the shop in Boston in Lincolnshire.

But Tesco say that it was in fact a water pipe that runs just below the roof that had burst. It happened in the late afternoon yesterday, and staff were able to clean up the water by 9pm, when the store reopened.

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