TQ3266 : After the Storm

taken 5 years ago, near to Croydon, Great Britain

After the Storm
After the Storm
A Croydon residential block, still under construction, had its crane struck by lightning early in the evening of 25th January. The Croydon Advertiser carried the following report:

"Police were called to reports of the broken crane at approximately 4.48pm this afternoon.

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said they had been called to reports of a crane snapping after it was struck by lightning.

Fire crews are still at the site, which is now known as the Island development, but a police spokesman said it is not thought anyone was hurt.

Despite this, there are currently 15 fire engines at the site and a police helicopter at the site.

Ambulances are also at the site on stand-by but have confirmed there are currently no patients to treat."

Photographed on the following afternoon.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 January, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 26 January, 2014
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3243 6652 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.9373N 0:5.9041W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3237 6679
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Croydon  Lightning Strike  Crane 

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