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Government truck struck by lightning, burns

The U.S. government vehicle, shown below, was hit by lightning during a January thunderstorm in Georgia. Severe strikes to cars are rare but are usually fatal to the vehicle. The occupants are fortunate to walk away.

Truck Struck by Lightning

Truck Struck by Lightning

Lightning strike also damaged the interior.

Lightning strike also damaged the interior.

Fire after the strike melted the front end

Fire after the strike melted the front end

U. S. Air Force photos, by Raymond Crayton