Residents fled in terror today from a block of flats that was set on fire by a bolt of lightning as storms caused chaos across Britain.
The building in Bermondsey, south-east London, was struck at around 2pm – the same time as a control tower at Gatwick Airport was hit, forcing flights to be suspended.
Meanwhile, a teaching assistant escaped unhurt after he was knocked to the ground by a lightning strike at his primary school today.
And tennis fans at Wimbledon were swamped by heavy rain – as were spectators watching the England vs Sri Lanka cricket match at the Oval.
Inferno: Smoke billows from a block of flats in Bermondsey, south-east London, after lightning struck it