Friday 18 October 2019

Philippines lightning strike captured in dramatic mobile phone pictures

The amateur photos caught the moment a massive bolt of lightning hit Mandaluyong, near the capital Manila.

The photo shows lightning striking a building in the Philippines (Nathan Daniel Sison/PA)
The photo shows lightning striking a building in the Philippines (Nathan Daniel Sison/PA)

By Press Association reporter

An amateur photographer’s remarkable pictures have captured the moment a bolt of lightning struck during a heavy storm in the Philippines.

The moment was captured on a mobile phone by university professor Nathan Daniel Sison as he looked out of his apartment in Mandaluyong, near the capital Manila.

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The lightning bolt strike in Mandaluyong, Philippines (Nathan Daniel Sison/PA)

Mr Sison told the Press Association: “It was taken unintentionally. I was just snapping the view.”

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A flash after the lightning bolt struck (Nathan Daniel Sison/PA)

Only moments before, Mr Sison had captured an image showing the sunset when it “suddenly rained”.

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This photo was taken just moments before the lightning strike (Nathan Daniel Sison/PA)

The subsequent pictures, taken at 7pm local time on Tuesday, showed the bolt striking a building before creating a dramatic flash.

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