Famous Saudi tower hit by lightning

Lightning struck one of Saudi Arabia’s most famous high-rise towers during bad weather conditions that hit the Gulf Kingdom this week.

A brief YouTube film published in local newspapers showed the Kingdom Tower in the capital Riyadh was illuminated briefly as it was struck by the thunderbolt.

Newspapers said the bolt caused no damage as the Tower is equipped with anti-lightning systems. 


 Video: Hurricane off Qatar?


A rare hurricane appears to have struck offshore areas in the Gulf state of Qatar but there were no reports of any damage or casualties.

A 7-second YouTube film, which could not be verified, showed the hurricane’s out at sea in the Ras Laffan area between Qatar and Iran.

The Kuwaiti daily Al Anba said the film was published on Nov 14, but again that there was no confirmation of the report. Ras Laffan houses the world’s largest gas reservoir, the North Field, which contains nearly 25 trillion cubic metres of non-associated natural gas.


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