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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Video Of Merlion Struck By Lightning

A strange incident; the Merlion was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm at about 4.30pm yesterday.

Here's my quick reconstruction of what you might have seen if you were there...



I doubt there is any actual video footage of the lightning strike from that sort of distance - for obvious reasons...

Source photo from Yoonie-at-home.


Would you like to know more?

Mainstream media reports:
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Merlion statue at Singapore River struck by lightning; suffers slight damage (Channelnewsasia)
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Merlion hit by lightning (The Straits Times)

Spectacular videos of lightning
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Lightning But Very Slowly

2 Comments:

Back2Nature said...

Err... it wasn't raining then??

Lim Leng Hiong said...

Hard to find a photo of the Merlion in the pouring rain!