WATCH: As Man Is Being Hit By Lightning
CCTV footage in Jakarta, Indonesia has captured a security guard who luckily survived a direct hit by lightning.
According to local media, the 35-year-old, working as a guard for a company dealing with heavy machinery in the north of Jakarta, was on duty when lightning struck him.
In the video, shared by an Indonesian media company and reposted on social media, the man can be seen walking in the rain under an umbrella, with what looks like huge military vehicles parked in the area.
Some 15 seconds after he enters the frame, a blast and sparks can be seen in the very place he walked, and the footage then shows him lying on the wet ground. He fails to get up, and people run toward him.
The incident happened earlier this week, local media reported on Sunday, adding that police have confirmed the news. Watch the video below for more:
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The man survived, having suffered burns to his hands, according to Detik News. He was initially treated at a hospital but is now recovering at home. It is believed the guard’s walkie-talkie, which he had in his hands, attracted the lightning discharge.