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Lightning strikes bus with children on board

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The bus after it was struck by lightning. The bus after it was struck by lightning.

WOLFE COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - Lightning struck too close for comfort for a bus taking kids home from school on Wednesday.

The bus had just a few stops left when students on board suddenly saw what they described as reddish purple lights, then they heard an explosion.

A bolt of lightning hit a tree on the side of the road first, then hit the bus causing a window to break and scaring the children on board.

"It was a loud boom you could see the lightning and then you can see the glass fly to the other side of the bus," said John Halsey who was on board the bus at the time.

Luckily, no injuries were reported and only the tree and the bus were damaged.

A school nurse checked everyone out at the scene, but other than being shaken the driver and students were fine.

Believe it or not the bus has already been repaired and was back up and running on Thursday.

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