A man died and three others were injured 40km outside capital New Delhi after lightning struck a tree under which they had been standing to avoid getting drenched in the rain.
The incident took place at a posh apartment complex in Gurgaon. The four men were part of the horticulture staff at the residential society.
The horrific incident was caught on a security camera.
CCTV footage shows the men standing under the tree to escape the drizzle. Suddenly, lightning strikes the tree. Within split seconds, three people collapse. The fourth man, who is leaning against the tree, falls on the ground a second later, the clip shows.
One man was brought dead to a local hospital, another was in intensive care with severe burns. Two are out of danger.