The dead bodies of two people have been found inside a car in Chelmsford.
Basildon: Lightning Strikes Houses
Two houses have caught fire in Basildon after being struck by lightning.
Four crews were called to tackle the flames after lightning started fires in the loft space of the homes on Brimsdowne Avenue.
Essex Fire and Rescue Service said the fires started around 8.10pm last night (Saturday) and werer put out after 20 minutes.
No one was injured.
A man and woman have been found dead in a car in Chelmsford.
15 year-old boy has been charged with the manslaughter of Polish man Arkadiusz Jozwik
Drivers in Essex are being urged to slow down when it's raining - after 5 deaths and 69 serious injuries on the county's roads in the last year.
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