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Man injured by lightning strike

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 8:37

A MAN was thrown across a room after lightning hit the fixtures of a window, as powerful storms hit the Isle of Wight overnight.
The incident occurred at around 1.13am and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service took the person to St Mary's Hospital.
The extent of his injuries is not yet known.
Firefighters also attended to check the building.
At around 12.40am, a 4m by 4m section of roof felt came off a building on Avenue Road, Sandown, due to strong winds.
A spokesman for the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said: "The first thing we had to do was establish where the roof felt had come from. We then checked the structural integrity of the residential premises."
Fire crews were also dispatched to Morton Brook, Yarbridge, to secure a fallen street lamp before Island Roads could attend.

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