Teenager survived a lightning strike that entered his body with his pinky finger

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A teenager reportedly survived a lightning strike that left a “huge hole” in his roof and damaged several other properties nearby.

Officials in Southwest Pennsylvania said WPXI-TV On Monday, a young girl was struck by a lightning bolt that entered her body with her little finger while inside her home.

“Suddenly I hear thunder and then I see lightning,” said 15-year-old Giana Scaramuzzo. WTAE.

“I see it reflected in my mirror and suddenly I feel like a shock in my pinky finger and then it climbs up my body and pops out of my leg.”

Circleville fire captain Keith Gray told the news station that lightning struck his left leg and was later taken to the hospital for a checkup and cleared there.

“I’m a little scared, I’m still in shock,” Ms. Scramauzzo added. “I’m like shaky and restless too.”

The local fire department said on Facebook that crews were called to block 12000 of Sedona Drive “for a house struck by lightning.”

One house was reported injured and there was “a large hole in the roof”. The department said there was no fire, along with images of the damage.

The weather event occurred in North Huntingdon Township in southwest Pennsylvania on Monday night, and six homes were reported damaged. A neighbor reportedly said the chimney and patio on the same property had also been destroyed.

According to the U.S. National Weather Service, “lightning is the leading cause of storm death” and can cause cardiac arrest in some.

With 27 lightning deaths recorded since 2009, about 10 percent of people struck by lightning die.