Eastbourne Lightning (image by Eddie Mitchell)
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Eastbourne homes evacuated after lightning strike

Seven houses on the south coast had to be evacuated after they were struck by lightning.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters were called to Schofield Way at Langley Point in Eastbourne at 02:45 GMT.

A number of the properties suffered fire damage after the lightning strike. Two people are thought to have been taken to hospital but their injuries were not serious.

Fire crews remained at the scene until 05:02 GMT.

The lightning was filmed by cameraman Eddie Mitchell.

  • 10 Jan 2016