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One young couple are taking the term ‘sparks were flying’ to a whole new level.

Lexie Varga and Dylan Corliss were walking down the road when they were caught in one of the severe thunderstorms that passed through the California area last week.

It wasn’t until a passer-by stopped the duo to tell them what had happened that they realised they had actually been hit by lightning.

The two suffered from only minor injuries after the freak accident. Speaking to KCAL, Dylan explained what happened during the strike:

“It was more of just kind of shove, you know, and it felt kind of like I was getting hit over the head with metal or something.”

Lexie said she thought that the force they felt was due to an earthquake, rather than the one in a million chance of being struck by lightning. She didn't seem to be all that concerned after the incident, even telling her mom they wouldn't need to see a doctor as they both felt fine.

Dr. Stefan Reynoso who treated the pair after the incident occurred said it was because the two were holding hands that they didn’t suffer more serious injuries.

“These two were lucky that they were holding hands. It helped to diffuse the electrical current that ran through their bodies.”

 The couple are now joking that they have an “electric love”.

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We all heard the thunder this morning, but if you live in west Cork you would have been treated to one hell of a lightning show.

These images are pretty incredible and frightening at the same time:

This shot taken by Pierce Higgins was uploaded to the Best Photos of Baltimore Ireland Facebook page with the caption “Just speechless. The world is ending”….

This one by Youen Jacob is a little less frightening but no less impressive

12-year-old Daniel Hegarty was braver than us when he took this shot…

 

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