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At Least 8 Gravely Injured in Lightning Strike at German Rock Festival

At least 8 people were severely injured by a lighting that struck the open-air Rock Am Ring festival in the German town of Mendig, local media report.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to Germany’s Die Welt newspaper, a total of 42 people were taken to local hospitals on Friday; 8 of them were seriously injured.

​Police, firefighters and the German Red Cross arrived at the festival after the lighting struck. The performance was interrupted for about an hour and a half.

A total of about 90,000 people have arrived for the Rock am Ring music festival, which is being held on June 3-5.

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