Queenslanders fear end of the world as 28,000 lightning hit region [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

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Lightning strike at Queensland. Twitter/Mark Tarello

End-of-the-world fears gripped Queensland residents on Monday as severe storms hit the southern part of the region. The storms were accompanied by 28,000 lightning strikes.

Lightning 1 Lightning strikes Queensland.  Twitter/Kildare Weather

Mashable reports that residents and storm chasers captured images of the lightning hits that they describe as “something out of this world. Another resident said the lightning appear to trickle like water across the sky.

Lee Carseldine tweeted “Remind me never again to fly into Brisbane in November late at night.”

Following the bad weather, the Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe storm warning for the districts of Gympie, Somerset and the Sunshine Coast after the weather agency detected very dangerous thunderstorms near Moore and Linville in Somerset on Tuesday afternoon, reports News.com.au.

Ligthning 3 Lightning hits Queensland.  Twitter/Storm Hour

It said that “damaging winds and very large hailstones are likely,” and issued a second warning for the Wide Bay-Burnett Region and the southeast coast. The agency points to Kingaroy, Crows Nest, Wondai, Murgon and Yarraman as the areas likely to be affected.

Lightning 4 Lightning strikes Queensland.  Twitter/Mark Tarello

Besides the frightening lightning, the storm on Monday brought hail the size of tennis and golf balls which damaged homes and crops in southern Queensland. The worst hit areas were identified as Toowoomba and the Locker Valley, west of Brisbane and around Stanthorpe.

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