Incredible moment an umbrella is vaporised into a ball of flames

Incredible moment an umbrella is vaporised into a ball of flames after it is struck by a bolt of lightning – but the security guard holding it miraculously SURVIVES

  • Abdul Rosyid, 35, was walking across a depot when his umbrella was struck
  • Footage filmed in Sukapura, North Jakarta shows him fall to the ground 
  • The lightning strike causes his umbrella to burst into a ball of sparks and flames

By Olivia Devereux-evans For Mailonline

Published: 16:32, 27 December 2021 | Updated: 18:36, 27 December 2021

This is the incredible moment an umbrella being held by a security guard bursts into a ball of flames and sparks after it was struck by lightning.

The umbrella was zapped by a bolt which caused the man holding it to collapse. 

Footage of the incident was filmed at a depot in the village of Sukapura in Cilincing, North Jakarta. 

In the footage, the security guard walks across an open courtyard with an umbrella when lightning strikes.

A shower of sparks fills the air as the man falls to the ground barely moving.

Colleagues soon rush to his aid as he lies almost motionless on the floor.  

The victim Abdul Rosyid, 35, was patrolling the depot with a radio transmitter and umbrella when the bolt of lightning zapped the umbrella in the open courtyard

The victim Abdul Rosyid, 35, was patrolling the depot with a radio transmitter and umbrella when the bolt of lightning zapped him in the open courtyard.

He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and miraculously survived.   

Incredibly, Mr Rosyid only suffered burns to his hands and was released from the hospital after four days of medical care.

A shower of sparks fills the air as the man falls to the ground barely moving and he was taken to Port Medical Centre for four days of treatment.

He miraculously survived the lightning strike 

Police spokesperson Iptu Alex Chandra confirmed the incident and said the security guard was treated at Port Medical Centre in North Jakarta City.

He said Mr Rosyid was holding a radio at the time of the lightning strike.

The spokesperson also confirmed that Mr Rosyid had been allowed home from hospital after four days.




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