The Shard struck by lightning during sudden downpour

A huge bolt of lightning directly hit The Shard this afternoon during a sudden downpour in central London. The dramatic moment was caught by Michael Hoskinson who was working in an office nearby.

Lightning strike on The Shard this afterrnoon Credit: Michael Hoskinson/Twitter

VIDEO: Watch the moment The Shard was struck by lightning.

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The Shard struck by lightning in torrential London downpour

Europe's tallest building, The Shard, was struck by lightning this afternoon during a sudden torrential downpour.