At least 72 festival attendees were injured by lightning strike at Rock Am Ring in Germany. According to the German Red Cross, each of the victims were taken to the hospital due to the storm, including those that were shocked by nearby lightning strikes, were hit by flying debris or had serious asthma attacks. llegedly, one person had to be revived by paramedics and remained in critical condition.
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“The same stubborn gyre of low pressure aloft that triggered flooding rain in Germany and France also triggered thunderstorms in western Germany over the festival Friday night,” said weather.com meteorologist Jon Erdman.
Organizers announced that the event has been suspended. The festival may re-open, if weather conditions allow.