Lightning wreaked havoc across Essex last night.

The county was hit by torrential rain from between 8pm-10pm and lightning is understood to have struck several buildings, including a house in Basildon, one in Braintree and a conservatory in the Maldon area.

Reports on social media suggest the lightning struck a chimney in the Braintree, causing the resident’s television to blow.

Lightning also struck a conservatory in Latchingdon.


In Basildon, lightning struck a house causing a fire. 


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