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33 injured as lightning strikes German festival

By | Published on Monday 8 June 2015

Rock AM Ring

According to local authorities, 33 people were hurt after lightning struck Germany’s Rock Am Ring festival in Mendig this weekend.

There were two lightning strikes on the festival site in the early hours of Saturday morning, the first striking back stage and injuring eight members of production staff, the second hitting the event’s campsite, which is when the other 25 people were hurt.

After the first strike, promoters halted performances and offered visitors shelter in large lightning proof tents. Despite the injuries, no one was directly struck by the lightning, and police say none of the injured are in a serious condition.

The festival continued as planned after the storm.