Homes across the Midlands were struck by lightning as severe summer storms hit the region last night.
More than 20 firefighters were called to a Black Country farm where a livestock barn, containing dozens of calves and lambs, was hit by a bolt of lightning.
Most of the animals were led to safety after a their home, at Ketley Farm, in Kingswinford, near Brierley Hill, was struck. However a vet had to be called in after five lambs died during the storm.
In Oldbury, a motorist had to be cut free from a car after it collided with a Travel West Midlands double decker bus during the torrential downpour.
Five passengers were treated for minor injuries at the scene, in Bristnall Hall Road, by paramedics. Three fire crews from Highgate, Oldbury and West Bromwich were called to the accident, along with the Major Rescue Unit.
In Solihull, the lightning caused a loft fire at an address in Sandbarn Close, Monkspath, and damaged electrical cables near Eversfield School, in Warwick Road, Solihull, igniting nearby bushes.
A series of flood warnings were put in place across Shropshire, including Market Drayton, Shrewsbury and Telford.
Shropshire Fire Service also attended a barn fire in Alveley where lightning had struck an electrics control box.