A resident filmed the storm in the city of Qingdao in the province of Shandong on August 31

A resident filmed the storm in the city of Qingdao in the province of Shandong on August 31
Stunning video recorded the moment a single lamppost in China was struck by lightning at least a dozen times in a row during a powerful electrical storm.

A resident filmed the storm over the city of Qingdao in the province of Shandong on August 31.

The witness trained their camera phone on the incoming storm when the lightning bolts began striking the lamp post.

The multiple strikes took place in less than ten seconds, causing the witness to retreat back into the building.


Local resident Mr Qu said the video was filmed by his friend while he was at work before he later shared it on social media.

Viewers commented on the dramatic clip with one suggesting: 'That street light is so unlucky!'

Another added: 'The guy was scared? I am scared!'

A third suggested: 'Pole: "I am out of power, I'll go out if I don't charge up today."'