Bolt of lightning obliterates massive tree in ‘incredible footage’

A towering tree that had undoubtedly stood for generations was demolished instantaneously by a lightning bolt Saturday in France.

Nahel Belgherze, an extreme weather enthusiast, posted video of the spectacular display via X, stating:

“Incredible footage of a lightning bolt hitting and decimating a large tree in Augé, western France earlier today.”

Belgherze credited the footage to Benjamin Estrade.

Story originally appeared on For The Win