Lightning Kills 51, Injures Many During Germany Festival

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    Lightening kills several at festival in Germany

    At least 51 people have been injured in western Germany with eight of them seriously hurt, after lightning struck at a rock festival today.

    According to BBC, German Police say two people had to be resuscitated.

    The organisers of the Rock am Ring festival, now in its 31st year, said that the 2016 event would continue.

    They added that clear weather was expected later in the day.

    The festival also suffered lightning strikes last year, when 33 people were hospitalised. .

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

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

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