The statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro was struck by lightning on February 10, 2023, according to information reaching Kossyderrickent. Christ the Redeemer statue on Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was struck by lightning. There were previous lightning strikes on the statue in 2017 and 2014. During a thunderstorm the previous night, the incident occurred. It was the statue’s head that was hit by the blow. At a height of over 700 meters above sea level, the statue of Jesus Christ can be found on top of a mountain. As a result, he feels like he is floating above Rio de Janeiro.
In accordance with data from the National Space Research Institute, the statue receives six lightning strikes on average annually, according to the Brazilian news portal UOL. After another lightning strike in 2014, it had to be repaired. After an electric discharge, the tip of the thumb on the right hand of the statue was broken. Another previously broken finger and the statue’s head were repaired by authorities. Additionally, additional lightning rods were placed next to the statue.