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  Woman's tongue stud hit by lightning
Updated 06 July 2003, 15.14
Tongue piercing
A woman is lucky to be alive after the metal stud in her tongue was hit by lightning.

Becky Nyang, 26, went temporarily blind, she couldn't talk and she was badly blistered by the bolt of electricity that surged through her body via the piercing.

Becky was on holiday in Corfu when she and a friend were caught in a downpour.

Zapped

A flash of lightning bounced off a nearby archway and hit her in the face, then it was conducted by the metal stud in her tongue.

The charge was so hot it left her with blisters on her mouth, face and feet and she couldn't speak for three days.

She said she thought she was going to die:

"All I could see was lightning, nothing else.

"It hit me and everything was just bright blue. It zapped me frozen," she said.

She's now being checked out by dcotors.

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