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     Lightning breaks finger off Rio’s
     Christ statue
     By News.com.au
     January 17, 2014 | 6:47pm




     Lightning strikes the right hand of the statue Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 16, 2014.
     Photo: EPA


     Lightning has broken a finger off the right hand of Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

     Father Omar, rector of the shrine that holds the statue, told the Globo radio station that lightning frequently strikes the nearly 100-
     foot tall statue, a symbol of Rio that overlooks the Brazilian city from the peak of the Corcovado mountain.

     Its right hand had been damaged sometime ago, but the finger finally broke off in a storm late Thursday.




                                                                              Lightning flashes over the Christ
                                                                              the Redeemer statue on top of
                                                                              Corcovado Hill in Rio de Janeiro.




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     “They say lightning does not strike the same spot twice. But with the Christ it does,” the priest said on Friday.

     A lightning rod and other equipment are in place “to protect the image,” but they do not always do the trick, he said.

     Father Omar noted that people who work at the site are usually warned in advance by city officials about electrical storms so they
     can ensure the safety of the thousands of visitors at the site on top of Corcovado mountain.

     “I have already endured the situation of being at the Christ at a time of rain and a lot of lightning, and it is scary. But we have a
     plan to quickly take all visitors away from there,” the priest said.

     The statue is set to be refurbished next month, so this and other damage are set to be fixed.

     This article originally appeared on News.com.au.

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