Lightning strikes lamp post 11 times in China


This is the incredible moment lightning struck a lamp-post multiple times in China.

Footage shows bolts of lightning hitting a street lamp amid a downpour in Qingdao, Shandong province on August 31. The lamp post was hit 11 times within nine seconds.

No one was reported hurt in the incident. The street lamp was damaged, but was immediately repaired.

Lightning is caused by electrical imbalances between the clouds and the ground. About 100 cloud-to-ground bolts strike the Earth every second, with each bolt containing up to a billion volts of electricity.