'Oh my God!': Woman startled as lightning strike obliterates tree

Staff writer
Woman startled as lightning strike obliterates tree
Woman startled as lightning strike obliterates tree

A woman from Louisiana in the US got the fright of her life when a tree near her home exploded when it was struck by lightning.

The startling footage shows the woman stepping out of her house.

All appears quiet but just seconds later a loud and powerful blast sends debris hurtling through the air.

See what happens in the video above.