A WOMAN has been seriously injured after two walkers were struck by lightning hiking down Mount Snowdon in Wales.
The hiker had blood running drown the side of her face and was falling in and out of consciousness when found by rescue teams after the bolt blast.
Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team raced to the summit of the tallest mountain in Wales after being called by police after 1pm on Wednesday.
Upon reaching the top, rescuers found two women who had been hit by lightning.
The second woman reportedly suffered from minor injuries.
Mountain rescuers said that the two women were airlifted to hospital from the 3,560ft peak.
Neither of the hikers face life-threatning injuries.
Terrible thunderstorms have been dominating the UK over the past three days.
Earlier on a Wednesday a fire broke out at Manchester’s Trafford General Hospital after it was struck by lightning.
Witnesses said the blaze erupted during the storm with patients and staff rushed to safety.
On Saturday lightning destroyed the home of a pensioner in Andover, Hampshire.
Two houses were engulfed in flames as a lightning bolt struck the semi-detached homes and ignited a blaze.
A 70-year-old resident was assessed by paramedics but did not require hospital treatment, according to Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.
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