Lightning strikes the Shard during London storm

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Several bolts of lightning hit London during a brief thunderstorm, including one captured over the Shard in south London.

The 87-storey building is western Europe's tallest building standing at 310m (1,016ft) and is located next to London Bridge station.

The storm also affected phone lines in Hillingdon and Breakspear Crematorium in west London was struck by lightning.

Cable car services were suspended for an hour because of high winds.

media captionA bolt of lightning hit London's Shard during a brief thunderstorm

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