Bolt of lightning destroys a tree in seconds

A video has been released by the US National Weather Service, showing a tree being struck by lightning until it collapses into a car park.

The footage was captured by a surveillance camera at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in New York, US.

Footage was uploaded onto YouTube by upstate New Yorker Brian Gurtler.

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