51 people injured at German metal festival. Having preventive protection measures against lightning minimize accidents and serious losses.
At least 51 people were injured by being struck by lightning while attending a heavy metal festival in eastern Germany, said local authorities. According to DPA, among the 51 affected, nine were seriously injured. The thunderstorms that these days fall on Germany led to another tragedy, when lightning killed three women who played golf near Kassel in the center of the country.
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