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Lightning strikes London's Shard skyscraper (Video)

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Ash Patel was watching London's vicious storm on Thursday when he was treated to a spectacular — if frightening — weather phenomenon: several lightning strikes to the tallest building in the European Union.

Patel told Yahoo News that he saw lightning strike the 1,000-foot-tall Shard building twice in less than a minute. After the first hit, Patel thought it wise to start recording.

The first strike "happened about 30 seconds before this one," he told Yahoo News. "People were shocked (that a bolt of lightning) hit the same spot twice."

Several other storm watchers captured similar shots and posted them to Twitter. Stay dry, folks.

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