Lightning striking St Petersburg TV tower
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St Petersburg TV tower struck by lightning

Dramatic pictures have emerged of St Petersburg television tower being struck during a lightning storm on Monday.

The head of the Leningrad Television Broadcasting Centre, Vladimir Baturin, is reported to have said service from the tower was disrupted for a few minutes following the strike.

The tower is one of the highest points of St Petersburg.

  • 16 May 2013
  • From the section Europe
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