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Grass left smoking after lightning strike at Eureka Business Park in Ashford

A patch of grass has been left scorched after a lightning strike this afternoon.

Pictures show smoke drifting up from an area of grassland at Eureka Business Park in Ashford.

A bolt of lightning hit Eureka Business Park in Ashford. Picture: Jonathan Helme
A bolt of lightning hit Eureka Business Park in Ashford. Picture: Jonathan Helme
The lightning storm seen from Bethersden. Picture: Simon Bates
The lightning storm seen from Bethersden. Picture: Simon Bates

Eyewitnesses have take to Facebook to share what they saw, or more so, heard, with one saying: "It was so loud I thought it was a bomb."

Another added: "I saw it come down - I'm on the other side of Ashford."

The bolt is said to have been followed by an "almighty hailstorm".

The aftermath of the strike. Picture: Jonathan Helme
The aftermath of the strike. Picture: Jonathan Helme

It comes as the Met Office reports on "thundery showers" developing in Kent today, as well as "frequent lightning".

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