22nd May 2020 -(Beijing) Beijing turned into complete darkness at around 3.45pm yesterday. A BBC Camera Journalist, Edward Lawrence based in China who previously produced and shot documentaries captured the bizarre phenomenon. He said that 10 minutes before the darkness, Beijing was still bright with lights.
Another netizen also shared the video of Beijing shrouded in complete darkness on Youtube. A bolt of lightning was seen striking an object before the end of the video. A severe thunderstorm was hitting the city moments later.