Lightning Strikes Germany's Rock am Ring Festival for 2nd Straight Year

Germany's Rock am Ring Festival
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Rock am Ring 2015 festival in Mendig, Germany.

Police say "many" people have been injured by lightning at a rock concert in Germany -- the second straight year lightning has injured fans at the Rock am Ring festival.

Spiegel magazine, citing police, reported on its website that lightning struck the festival grounds in Mendig in the west German state of Rheinland-Pfalz during a thunderstorm Friday (June 3) and a number of people were injured. It was unclear exactly how many were hurt or how badly.

Lightning Injures 33 People at Germany's Rock am Ring Festival

The Berliner Morgenpost newspaper, citing festival organizers, said at least eight people were injured.

Last year, at least 33 people were injured when lightning struck the festival twice.


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