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Lightning injures 42 at German festival

dpadpa 4/06/2016

A lightning storm has left 42 people injured at the Rock am Ring music festival in western Germany.

Forty-two people have been injured in a lightning storm at a rock music festival featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers in western Germany.

Eight of the victims were listed in serious condition, organisers said on Saturday.

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 the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Black Sabbath.

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

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