WATCH: Chicago train station collapses in flames after lightning strike
On Sunday, during record thunderstorms, one of Chicago’s “Blue Line” train stations was apparently hit by lightning, then collapsed.
A passing motorist managed to film the burning spectacle. It was posted on Twitter by @Breaking911:
Blue Line Station Collapses After Possible Lightning Strike In Chicago.pic.twitter.com/DVke19Q8bu
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 25, 2016
NBC Chicago said, “Shortly before 7 p.m., the Illinois Medical District station located at 430 S. Damen Ave on Chicago’s Near West Side partially collapsed and the overpass was damaged, according to the Chicago Fire Department.”
No injuries were reported buy officials did evacuate a nearby train to ensure the passengers’ safety.