As severe weather and thunderstorms moved through Dalian in the Liaoning Province of China on April 24, Xiao Dong, a reporter for the Dalian Meteorological Bureau, was giving a live report from a buildings rooftop when he received a shocking surprise.
During Xiao’s live report, a blinding bolt of lightning struck near him. He immediately cried out dropping his umbrella. It appears as if he was luckily only zapped with a small amount of electricity.
An umbrella can increase your chances of being struck by lightning if it makes you the tallest object in the area.