Roof of house destroyed after being struck by lightning in the Isle of Man

The house in Port Erin was struck by lightning destroying most of the roof. Credit: ITV Granada Reports

The roof of a house has been destroyed in the Isle of Man after it was struck by lightning during a storm.The property, in Port Erin in the south of the island, was unoccupied and nobody was injured during the incident which happened on Tuesday 27 July.

The area has been cordoned off by police and the fire and rescue service are currently in attendance. Residents say they had never heard or seen anything like it.

Local resident Jamie describes how he heard a "massive bang" before checking on the house.

A neighbour watching the storm outside her window said "I saw a flash of light which knocked me backwards. I thought it was my house".

The house was unoccupied and police say nobody has been injured. Credit: ITV Granada Reports