Lightning strikes kill one and injure several others in Europe
Berlin/Paris: One person was killed and many others were injured as lighting strikes hit several parts of Europe, including a football ground in Germany and a public park in Paris.
A man was killed by a bolt of lightning while he was hiking in mountains in south-west Poland on Saturday last. Storm lightning had injured three others in the same region and a 61-year-old man drowned in flash flooding.
More than 30 people were rushed to a hospital in western village of Hoppstädten when lightning struck at the end of a football match. Three men were seriously injured, including the referee. He was hit directly and had to be resuscitated before being airlifted to the hospital.
As many as eleven people, including eight children, were injured in a lightning strike while they were in a birthday bash at a park in north-west Paris. The children, aged between seven and eight years old, took shelter under a tree when the storm broke. One of the children was seriously inured and was reported to be in serious condition.