A finger was chipped off of the right hand of Rio’s de Janeiro’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue during a storm late Thursday.
According to the New York Times, officials said the right thumb was chipped after lightning struck the iconic 125-foot statue. A finger on the same hand was also reportedly damaged in a separate storm, earlier this month.
The statue, which is frequently hit by lightning, was erected in 1931 and set to be repaired next month. $4 million was recently poured into a renovation, the Times reported.
(H/T: New York Post)
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