A lightning bolt over the Bolton area
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Lightning strike hits Bolton house 'melting' the curtains

A lightning bolt hit a house in Bolton, blowing a hole in the roof before it travelled down the chimney, exploded in the fireplace and "melted" the curtains.

Margaret Hart, 70, and her husband had to stay with a neighbour after the strike destroyed the fuse box and blew light switches off the walls.

Repairs are being carried out to the house in the Breightmet area.

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