Lightning strike on office ‘like an earthquake’

FRIGHTENED staff at a floor fitters have described the moment their office was struck by lightning during yesterday’s thunderstorm.

Firefighters were called out to Digswell, after lightning struck the chimney of a house in Station Road,

causing part of the chimney to collapse and tiles to fall off the roof.

And staff at the adjacent Anne Ball Flooring and Interior, were left shaken by the strike.

Company PA Jeanette Johnson was in the kitchen and saw the whole thing happen.

“I’m still a bit shaken today,” said Jeanette. “I was standing in the kitchen, which is very close to where the lightning struck.

“It felt like an earthquake. I was in New Zealand at the beginning of the year, and I felt a small earthquake there, and this was like that.

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“It’s a miracle no one was hurt, although we’re still rather shocked. I have to say thank you to the fire brigade, they were absolutely brilliant.”