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Man suffers electric shock taking shower during Brisbane storm

Man suffers electric shock taking shower during Brisbane storm

Lightning strikes over Brisbane's CBD during a powerful storm on Sunday.

Energex crews from across Queensland have been pulled into the south east to assist with emergency repairs this morning, with a heatwave making matters worse for all those homes unable to use their air conditioners and fans.

COAST residents are still without power following a freak storm that ripped through South-east Queensland overnight.

Fix crews were scrambling to restore power to about 57,000 properties that remained without power after destructive winds, gusting beyond 100km/h in some places, downed hundreds of power lines across the region.

"Redcliffe picked up 109 kilometre an hour wind gusts with that storm and Redland also 107 kilometre per hour, and also around much of the city we saw some very gusty winds associated with it", he said.

Some people could have a long wait for the lights to come back on with power authorities saying it could be as late as Tuesday afternoon or evening in some locations.

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Paramedics rushed a pre-teen Brisbane boy to hospital after he suffered an electric shock while taking a shower at his Ferny Grove home during the storm, an ambulance spokesman said.

He was transported to Prince Charles Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Parents are being advised to check the Department of Education website as a number of schools may be affected by the storm damage.

In Brisbane, fans of United States band Paramore had to evacuate the Riverstage venue before the show began, running for cover at QUT's underground carpark as a spectacular and unsafe light show unleashed.

Senior forecaster Michael Paech said storms tended to be quite "hit and miss" but they were expecting another serve this afternoon.


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