They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place, but one Swedish girl discovered that's not always the case.
Twelve-year-old Alice Svensson was struck by lightning twice while showering in her Gothenburg, Sweden home on Aug. 17, her parents told the newspaper The Local.
Her mother, Cecilia Svensson, said her daughter was taking a shower during a thunderstorm when they suddenly heard her scream. Her mother said she went to the bathroom to check on Alice but did not immediately understand what had happened.
She screamed again. She was holding the metal shower hose while rinsing off, Svensson.
According to UPI, Cecilia Svensson realized her daughter had been struck by lightning after calling an expert on a radio talk show. He said lightning had struck the house and traveled through the pipes to the shower hose Alice was using.
The girl was not injured and nothing else in the home was damaged.
Contrary to popular belief, the National Severe Storms Laboratory reports it is very possible for lightning to strike the same place twice. Some sites are more likely to be struck, according to the organization's Web site, which said that when lightning strikes something on the ground that object sends a faint channel upward that joins the downward developing flash to create a connection to the ground.
Approximately 58 people are killed by lightning strikes each year.