Nurse is saved from lightning strike by her flip flops

By Drum Digital
28 July 2014

A care home nurse was saved from serious injury in a lightning storm because of the rubber soles on her flip flops.

Jennifer Lyons from Chippenham in South West England was chatting on the phone when the lightning bolt struck a satellite dish and set her house on fire, the Daily Mirror newspaper reports.However, she avoided serious injury because the rubber soles on her flip-flops stopped ­the electricity from passing directly through her body.Jennifer said of the incident: "It was like a bomb. I was knocked back. There was debris everywhere."A fireman said it was one of the most unusual cases he'd seen." - Bang

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