Lightning strikes university clock tower in China


This is the scary moment lightning struck a university clock tower in China.

Footage shows the clock tower of Chongqing Normal University glowing on Saturday evening before a bolt of lightning struck it directly. The university’s library was left in darkness after the lightning apparently overloaded the clock’s lights.

No one was reported hurt in the incident.

The Chongqing Meteorological Observatory said stormy weather pervaded over parts of Chongqing on the same night.

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.