Nottingham

Two Newark women hurt as lightning hits house

Two women have been taken to hospital after a house in Newark was struck by lightning.

Part of a bedroom at the property on Robert Dukeson Avenue collapsed and the roof was also damaged.

The lightning strike also caused a small fire after it spread through electrical fittings.

A spokesman for the fire service said an appliance was sent to the house but the fire had been extinguished before it arrived.

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