Chinese weatherman struck by lightning while reporting live

Sometimes your day doesn’t go like you would hope.

Then there are days you get hit by lightning while reporting on the storm.

A weather reporter made headlines in China after he was hit by lightening during his live shot. Xiao Dong was reporting a thunderstorm on a rooftop while holding a metal umbrella.

Luckily, he was struck by the sparks and not the bolt so he did not suffer any major injuries. He did complain that his arms, hands and fingers felt like “ants were crawling over them” according to The New Zealand Herald.

The cameraman was holding a wood-handled umbrella and was unharmed.

You can enjoy the dramatic slow-motion video and dramatic background music knowing that the reporter was mostly unharmed and was just a little shocked by the whole ordeal. 

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