Videos circulating online showed the moment Mecca’s famous clock tower – overlooking the Kaaba – was struck by lightning as the Saudi Arabian city was hit with a heavy thunderstorm.
Photographer Mohamed al-Hudhali captured the moment a thick streak of lighting hit the world’s largest clock tower on Wednesday evening.
Mecca witnessed heavy rainfall on Wednesday, with the National Center of Meteorology raising the alert levels to “Red Alert” – the highest level. The center reduced the alert to “Yellow Alert” on Thursday.
Other videos shared online showed heavy rains drenching worshippers around the grounds of the Kaaba as they took part in Umrah.
In August, a similar video also went viral after a Saudi photographer caught the moment the Mecca clock tower was struck, lighting up the entire city.
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