Brazil: Corcovado damaged by lightning

Lightning costs Rio’s iconic Christ statue tip of thumb

The iconic statue of Jesus overlooking Rio de Janeiro, one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks, has lost a thumb tip to lightening, a report said Friday.

Christ the Redeemer, the giant monument and tourist magnet that looms atop nearby Mount Corcovado, was damaged in a huge storm Thursday night, O Globo newspaper reported on its website.

The 125 foot statue of Jesus Christ was built in 1931 and renovated in 2010.


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