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Germany lightning injures 39 on Father’s Day

A lightning strike in Germany has injured at least 39 people with eight in serious condition, Germany based The Focus reports. Lightning hit near Dabel in Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania.

About 500 people were at the fairground in Dabel east of Schwerin celebrating Father’s Day party when lightning struck.

Most of the people suffered burns and shocks.

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Two rescue helicopters and ambulances were called to the village of Dabel.

Ascension Day (Father's day) is a public holiday in all German states.

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 9, 2013