Japanese train-lightning strike VIDEO: Commuter train struck by lightning caught on camera.

Watch a Japanese Commuter Train Get Struck By Lightning

Watch a Japanese Commuter Train Get Struck By Lightning

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Aug. 13 2013 3:21 PM

Watch a Japanese Commuter Train Get Struck By Lightning

Personally, I like my lightning strikes to stay in the background of instantly iconic sporting photos, but the above video is nonetheless pretty incredible. It shows the moment that an electric train full of commuters was struck by lightning as it crossed a bridge in Tokyo yesterday, according to Kotaku. The train system was reportedly briefly brought to a halt but, somewhat remarkably, there have been no reports of injuries from the freak occurrence.

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