Lightning strikes Christ the Redeemer

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During a huge lightning storm in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, lightning struck the famous statue known as Christ the Redeemer, breaking off the right hand thumb.

The storm that damaged the statue had one of the highest numbers of lightning strikes ever recorded in Brazil and the statue is struck by lightning on average between three and five times a year.

The statue is visited by nearly two million people every year and repairs are planned to begin shortly.

Article written by  D Mulhern

2 Responses

  1. I know you are really wanting to fix it, but can you really fix a statue that tall? I mean if is that tall, you are going to need a big truck that can lift you up, or what ever it is that can lift you up there for a big statue.

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