51 people injured by lightning at German music festival

Fifty-one people were injured in a lightning storm at a rock music festival in western Germany, organizers said Saturday.

Eight of the victims were listed in serious condition, organizers said.

Live music performances were suspended for about 90 minutes late Friday while rescue teams dealt with the injured at the Rock am Ring festival at the former Mendig airbase west of Koblenz.

The festival resumed later with about 90,000 fans in attendance.

Headlining bands include Red Hot Chili Peppers and Black Sabbath.

Last year's festival was also affected by a lightning storm, in which 33 people sustained injuries.

Last update: Sun, 21/08/2016 - 13:02

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