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Rio's Christ The Redeemer Statue Fixed By Daredevil Workmen After Lightning Strike (VIDEO)

22/01/2014 10:19 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 21:01 GMT

Some of the bravest workmen in the world are to fix the damage on Brazil's towering Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, after lightning struck two of the iconic statue's fingers and its head.

The repair work will take around four months but tourists will till be able to visit the site.

christ the redeemer statue

christ the redeemer statue

A worker inspects the arm of the Christ Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Around two million visit the 125ft statue every year, with more expected for this year's World Cup.

The violent storm in Rio last week meant dramatic pictures of the lightning hitting the statue were shown round the world.

christ the redeemer statue

christ the redeemer statue

A worker looks outside from inside the head of the Christ Redeemer statue

Officials say they'll place more lightning rods on the statue in an effort to prevent future damage.