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Lightening struck more than 60 people at Rock am ring

Lightening struck more than 60 people at Rock am ring

Lightening struck more than 60 people at Rock am ring

At least 70 people were injured, eight seriously, when lightning struck at a rock festival in western Germany early on Saturday, police say.

Organisers of the Rock am Ring festival, which is headlined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, said lightning hit at 00:30 local time (22:30 GMT).

Police told German media two people had to be resuscitated.

Central Europe has been hit by severe storms and rain over the past few weeks, leading to 11 deaths in Germany.

The Rock am Ring festival also suffered lightning strikes last year,  when 33 people were taken to hospital.

now in its 31st year, said this year’s event would continue, and that clear weather was expected for most of the day on Saturday.

However, more heavy storms are forecast for the evening.

 

Lightening struck more than 60 people at Rock am ring

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are among several bands, including Foals, Deftones and We Are Scientists, expected to perform on Saturday. Some 92,500 people are expected to attend over the course of the weekend.

Organisers of the Rock am Ring festival, which is headlined by US rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, said lightning hit at 12.30 a.m., BBC reported.

Central Europe has been hit by severe storms and rain over the past few weeks, leading to 11 deaths in Germany.

Lightening struck more than 60 people at Rock am ring

The festival also suffered lightning strikes last year, when 33 people were taken to hospital.

The organisers of Rock am Ring, now in its 31st year, said this year’s event would continue, and that clear weather was expected later on Saturday.

Some 45,000 people are expected to attend over the course of the weekend.

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