Lightning Strike Kills 18 Selfie Takers

Lightning strike kills 18 selfie takers on tourist tower in Jaipur

By Hannah Sparks July 12, 2021

A lightning strike killed 18 people Sunday when a bolt blasted a watchtower where tourists were snapping storm selfies in Jaipur, India.

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A lightning strike captured in Jaipur on Sunday was one of many to kill dozens of Indians this weekend as a storm system tore through the country’s northern states.
NurPhoto via Getty Images

There were a total of 27 individuals at the top of the 12th-century Amer Fort, the popular tourist attraction where the strike occurred, according to BBC News.


Some of the victims leaped to the ground as the lightning came down, and law enforcement officials have reported that most of them were young people.

Video captured by Reuters TV partner ANI showed empty shoes left by the dead.

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Discarded shoes of the victims remain after the incident.

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