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In pictures: Lightning strikes Öresund Bridge pylons

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In pictures: Lightning strikes Öresund Bridge pylons
Dramatic footage of lightning converging on one of the four pylons. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
10:05 CEST+02:00
Lightning struck the pylons holding up the Öresund Bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen on Saturday, doing no damage but yielding some spectacular images.
At 203.5m the four pylons are highest structures in Sweden, 13.5m higher than Malmö's Turning Torso skyscraper. 
 
Another photo of lightning striking the bridge, with the Western Harbour shoreline. Photo: Jonas Nilsson/TT
 
Sweden's southern county of Skåne was hit by another round of severe thunder storms on Saturday, with torrential rain and strong winds. 
 
 
According to the Norra Skåne newspaper, nearly 13,000 households were left without power across the county as a result of the storms. 
 
At Tyringe, near Hässleholm, lightning hit a tree, which caught fire and then fell onto an outbuilding, which also caught alight. A teenage boy narrowly avoided being hit. 
 
"There was a boy who was close to the lightning strike who had some hearing problems afterwards and was pretty shaken,"  Jan-Olov Fröjdh, from the local rescue services, told Norra Skåne.
 
Lightning also set fire to a villa in Nybrostrand, near Ystad, which was burnt to the ground. A 35-year-old man and a child were treated by ambulance personal at the scene. 
 
The rain also caused a traffic accident on the E6 motorway near Landskrona, when a car started aquaplaning and lost control. 
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