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Thieves fatally struck by lightning minutes after stealing from church (video)

By Mason White 4:45 PM December 22, 2014
Getaway car destroyed by lightning 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) Several thieves were killed after they were struck by lightning while fleeing from a church, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

The video, which has since gone viral on the Internet, shows the getaway car speeding down a road, while leading police on a high-speed chase.

The group of men stole cash from a church in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Tuesday. However, the chase ended when lightning destroyed the vehicle and killed all the passengers inside.

According to police, another car was also damaged after hitting the getaway vehicle. The footage was recorded by a police dashcam video.

In September, a man died after being electrocuted while stealing a transformer, police said.

Lagos State Police said that when the residents of the area woke up on Monday morning, they found the man next to the transformer belonging to the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company.

According to the police investigation, the man was electrocuted while he tried to remove the transformer from the wires.