Rustenburg Man Films Lightning Strike in TikTok Video, Tree Next to His House Catches Fire

Rustenburg Man Films Lightning Strike in TikTok Video, Tree Next to His House Catches Fire

  • One man in North West province saw lightning struck an area, and he caught the phenomenon on-camera
  • The man was filming when he caught the moment mother nature showed off its marvellous power
  • Many people were in awe over the TikTk video showing the after-effects of a major thunderstorm

A storm in the North West area left people mortified. Online users thought it was harrowing to see how dangerous lightning can be.

TikTok video show lightning stike
A TikTok video shows a lightning strike that lit a tree on fire. Image: @rpiglobal
Source: TikTok

An area in the North West was struck by lightning. A man was filming at the moment lightning struck.

Man in Rustenburg catches rare moment

A man in Rusternburg's video was posted by @rpiglobal and showed the powers of lightning. In the clip, lightning struck a tree close to him, and it caught fire.

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Watch the video below:

SA amazed by TikTok video of lightning

Online users commented that they take precautions whenever there is lightning. People were in awe of the disaster the man avoided.

Victoria said:

"Let's talk about the ducks they look so real and I'm thinking lightning hit them."

august3454 wrote:

"That lightning was looking for you."

Obakeng Kenneth Mothibe added:

"1 flash, me who switches off the TV. doesn't wash any dishes they'll see me tomorrow. Close all curtains/blinds. goes to my bed and sleeps."

The OTHER Amber commented:

"Papa you are recording meanwhile someone is looking for you."

vee4onele laughed:

"I don't even touch my fine when it is thunderstorm. My granny taught me to remain still."

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A farmer went viral after showing an animal bone with special conditions. Many people were amazed by the baby cow in the video.

SA mourns lives of 2 KZN workers killed by lightning

Briefly News previously reported that two farmworkers from Bergville in KwaZulu-Natal were struck and killed by lightning. A total of 50 people, excluding the two killed, were injured by the lightning on Wednesday.

The MEC of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi, revealed that the disaster teams are working to support the affected families. They and the survivors will also be given counselling to help them handle the psychological effects of the horrific incident.

South Africans on Facebook mourned the deaths of the victims and considered it an unfortunate incident.

Source: Briefly News

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