Sunday, June 5, 2016

More than 70 injured by lightning at Rock Am Ring festival


More than seventy people were injured when after lightning struck the Rock Am Ring festival in Germany for the second straight year.

The incident happened sometime after 8:00 p.m. on June 3 on the festival grounds in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz.

Organizers said in a statement: "A severe thunderstorm with lightning strikes has caused multiple injuries at the festival grounds in Mending. Police, firefighters and the Red Cross responded and were able to reach those affected quickly."

The organizers confirmed that at least 42 fans were transported to area hospitals, including eight people who sustained serious injuries. One person was successfully resuscitated at the scene, according to the German Red Cross.