'I was trying to film the lightning, then factory exploded'
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Lightning strike causes methane fireball

A food waste plant erupted in a ball of flames after it was struck by lightning near Wallingford, Oxfordshire, at 17:20 BST on Thursday.

It ignited the methane gas stored inside.

Eyewitness Emma Shepperd said: "I was trying to film the lightning, and looking out the window, and it struck the top end - that's when it caught fire."

  • 17 Jun 2016