Latest Jamaica News, St Elizabeth: Mr Karl Brown, a Justice of the Peace, who resides in the parish of St Elizabeth, is now counting his blessings, after narrowly missed being struck by lightning, while traveling in the parish on Thursday, August 1.
“I am giving God thanks. It was close, as close as could be,” Brown told Mckoy’s News.
“I was driving along the roadway in the vicinity of Munro College when the incident occurred. I had just reached the vicinity of the security booth when I saw the lightning bolt ripped across the car, unto the college property.”
“At first the car started to shake, and there was sight of smoke all over, and smell of sulfur,”
Mr. Brown said, in split seconds the car was covered with dirt and debris, but he was not afraid and he just kept on driving. He further stated that he then realize that the lightning bolt had struck several trees on a section of the college property.
Mckoy’s News learnt that a section of the guard booth, the college grounds and several trees on the property were damaged by the lightning bolt which ripped through the sky.
Over the years the parish of St Elizabeth is known to be a lightning prone area, where several incidents which include death, have taken place resulting from lightning.
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