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15 injured, 2 critically in lightning strike at French festival

15 injured, 2 critically in lightning strike at French festival”

A lightning strike at a music festival in France has left at least 15 people injured - with two of them said to be in a serious condition.

This was reported by the local authorities.

Lightning struck in several places at the festival, leaving 15 people in need of treatment including children.

According to the statement, on the scene arrived two teams of doctors, 60 firefighters and three patrol of the gendarmerie.

Those seriously injured were a woman in her sixties and a 44-year-old man, the BBC reported.

Lightning struck a big tent located near a large tree under which festival goers had taken refuge. Those who were injured received emergency first aid on site, before being transferred to hospital.

It adds that the chances of being killed by lightning are 300,000 to one. In countries such as the United Kingdom, an average of three people are killed by lighting every year.



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