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Clock tower in Crowborough struck by lightning

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The clock tower in Crowborough following lightning strike Credit: Crowborough Cookery School
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The clock tower in Crowborough following lightning strike Credit: Crowborough Cookery School
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The damage after the clock tower in Crowborough is struck by lightning Credit: Crowborough Cookery School
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The clock tower in Crowborough following lightning strike Credit: Crowborough Cookery School

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Lightning strikes clock tower in Crowborough

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The clock tower in Crowborough struck by lightning Credit: Joseph Murphy

Firefighters have been called to Crowborough in Sussex after lightning struck the clock tower.

Roads are closed while crews attend the incident which happened this afternoon.

The strike has damaged the roof of the clock tower and ripped off several tiles.

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Firefighters at the scene in Crowborough Credit: Joseph Murphy

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Man's lucky escape after lightning destroys bungalow

Fire destroys bungalow after lightning strike Credit: Darren Toogood

A bungalow has been destroyed by fire in St Helens on the Isle of Wight after it was struck by lightning.

The bolt struck the roof of the bungalow during an electrical storm, but a man inside escaped unhurt as fire took hold in the roof.

Bungalow destroyed by lightning.
Bungalow destroyed by lightning bolt Credit: Darren Toogood

It's the second time in less than two months that fire had broken out in the roof of the building. On the first occasion firefighters had managed to save the property.

Boy still in hospital after lightning strike

A young boy - struck by lightning - remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital tonight. The 11-year-old had been standing at the school gates when he was hit

The incident happened at the Dorcan Academy in Swindon at going home time. The boy, who's been named Joe Compton, was given live-saving treatment by staff from a nearby leisure centre. He is now recovering at a specialist burns unit

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