Queensland Woman Films Moment Lightning Strikes Transformer

A woman witnessed a transformer explode after being hit by massive lightning bolts in Townsville, Queensland, on March 25.

Georgie Bethel was visiting Castle Hill when she filmed the explosion during a storm.

She told Storyful that the lightning strike exploded the local transformer and left the area without power for three to four hours.

A local news outlet reported that more than 950 residents in Gulliver and Aitkenvale were without power after the lightning strikes on Thursday. Credit: Georgie Bethel via Storyful