Video: Lightning strikes Russian TV tower

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Lightning struck a television tower in Russia’s second city on Monday during a thunder storm, lighting up the sky in a spectacular display.

Service from the television tower was reportedly disrupted for a few minutes following the phenomenon.

Lightning strikes the television tower in St Petersburg, Russia

Lightning strikes the television tower in St Petersburg, Russia

The tower is the highest point in St Petersburg, standing at 310 metres (1,020 ft) tall and making it the second highest tower in Russia after the Ostankino tower in Moscow.