Lightning strikes NC church; zaps pianist

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. — Lightning struck a North Carolina church in the middle of a church service, zapping the piano player.

WECT reported that it happened around noon Sunday at the Zion Hill Baptist Church in Bolivia.

Lightning struck the roof of the church, causing shockwaves through the electrical wiring in the building, according to Chief John Eeten with the Sunset Harbor and Zion Hill Fire Department.

The pianist did not have to be hospitalized and was treated on scene by emergency workers, according to authorities. The injuries have been described as minor and the victim is expected to recover.

The church suffered minor electrical damage but no structural damage, according to WECT.

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