Groom-To-Be Struck By Lightning, Killed During Engagement Photoshoot With Fiancée

Category: Bizarre News  

A groom-to-be has died after being struck by lightning as he was posing for engagement photos at a popular tourist spot.

The tragedy happened on Wednesday at China’s Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the Yunnan province.

The man- who has been named by local media as Ruan – was hit by a lightning bolt during a wedding photo-shoot with his fiancée at the Spruce Meadow, a popular scenic spot.

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He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead, South China Morning Post reported.

The local weather authority had issued a thunder and lightning yellow alert – the third highest under China’s four-tier warning system – about half an hour before the lightning struck.

Despite the thunderstorm, the couple decided to go ahead with their planned photo-shoot.

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Those standing close to the victim remained unharmed.

Pictures showed the rescue crew carrying the man on a stretcher in heavy rain.

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