Dramatic moment the Shard was struck by lightning

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LONDON’s iconic Shard skyscraper was struck by lightning today creating incredible images caught on camera and film.

The stunning moment came this afternoon when a electrical storm moved across the capital.

A picture of lightning strike was posted to twitter by Michael Hoskinson and soon went viral, clocking up hundreds of retweets.

The storm came just a day after the 306-metre skyscraper came first in an international design competition.

The jury for the annual Emporis Skyscraper Award said: “Construction of The Shard was complicated by the particularly tight site and therefore needed innovative planning. This makes the result all the more impressive: a skyscraper that is recognized immediately and which is already considered London’s new emblem.”

Video of lightning hitting the Shard

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