Two injured after lightning strikes Pontprennau house

August 29, 2012 No Comments »

Torrential rain, thunder and lightning battered Cardiff earlier this afternoon. This photo of the pouring rain was taken on Newport Road.

Two people were treated for minor injuries in Cardiff this afternoon after lightning struck a house in Pontprennau.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called to Gateside Close in Pontprennau at 2.24pm after reports that a semi-detached house had been hit by lightning.

A spokeswoman said the lightening strike caused electrical damage and a fire at the house, but this was out by the time fire crews arrived.

The ambulance service said it arrived at 2.50pm, with paramedics treating two casualties at the scene – one for suspected electrocution and the other for hearing damage – but neither required hospital treatment.

Cardiff was hit by torrential rain, thunder and lightning for a short time this afternoon as a storm passed over the city. Further heavy showers are expected into this evening.

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