Video: Train Struck by Lightning in Japan

A Limited Express train operated by Odakyu Railways which was traveling from Shinjuku to Machida in Japan was struck by lightning as it crossed a bridge spanning the Tamagawa River.
After watching the video below, it is no surprise that a portion of a car on the ten-car train was scorched — but you might be amazed that no one was injured:

FlyerTalk members provide the translation to English of what was said on the video in Japanese, as well as additional details pertaining to this incident.
The account of artcgate01 on YouTube was the source of this video.

One thought on “Video: Train Struck by Lightning in Japan”

  1. DaxOmni says:

    On the main page it says…
    “Watch as a Limited Express train traveling from Shinjuku to Machida in Japan is struck by lightning as it crosses a bridge spanning the Tamagawa River. Amazingly enough, no one was injured.”
    What’s amazing about that?
    We learned how to prevent lightning from routinely burning down our churches and barns hundreds of years ago, yet we’re still shocked when it doesn’t destroy our planes and trains. I guess the truly amazing part is how little we care to learn about the world around us. Who would have guessed the “information age” would revolve almost entirely around random updates on things like cats, clothes, and channel surfing. I sure didn’t see that coming.

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