Lightning in Rio chips Christ the Redeemer's middle finger

The famous statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio de Janeiro has been damaged by a bolt of lightning. The middle finger on the right hand of the 38-meter-tall statue atop Corcovado Mountain was hit during a storm on Thursday night. Father Omar Raposo, of the Archdiocese of Rio which manages the iconic Brazilian statue, told local media that repairs will be carried out soon, reports AP on Saturday. The church has a supply of the same stone that was originally used to build the monument, erected in October 1931. In 2010, the statue underwent a $4 million restoration. During a storm has destroyed a finger of the right hand of the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, and previously damaged by other storms. Please click like,comment and Subscribe

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