Last Updated: Sunday, June 7, 2015

Germany lightning strikes injure 33 in Rock am festival

At least two lightning strikes injured 33 people at the Rock am Ring festival in the town of Mendig, Germany.

Eight people from production teams have been injured when the first strike hit the backstage area at around 1 am, Irish Examiner reported.

Organisers halted the concert and offered visitors shelter in large, lightning-proof tents. However, none suffered a direct hit by lightning.