Tourists thrown to ground after getting hit by LIGHTNING on mountain
Husband and wife Marcel and Magda Gallardo decided to hike to the top of Montseny Massif, Catalonia after seeing bright skies.
But when they reached the peak, a sudden change in weather saw them being surrounded by a hailstone storm.
Marcel joked to his wife that they were “going to die” when the weather turned and hailstones started to fall.
He began filming a panoramic shot of the mountain-top views when a blinding strike of lightning cut through the screen.
It landed at his feet and, moments later, he is seen being flung into the air.
Surprisingly, the couple did not see the lightning at the time and were unsure what happened on top of the mountain.
They watched the video when they returned home later that day and were shocked to see the bolt striking the wet ground near their feet.
They were both uninjured during the incident and family members joked that the fortunate couple should buy a lottery ticket this week.
Magda told local media: “What surprised us most was that there were hailstones in the area, but no thunder or lightning so we were very shocked.”
Marcel added: “We could smell burning after the strike.”
It is not the first time someone has been hit by lightning.
One man defied astronomical odds after being struck by lightning twice.
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