In Germany, 39 people were injured by a lightning strike at a Father’s Day party in Dabel, a village around a 160 kilometres from Hamburg.
Eight of the wounded are believed to be in serious condition.
Several trees and a electrical switch box were hit by the strike.
A woman at the party described what happened: “All of a sudden there was a big bang and people were thrown away from the beer cart. Then there was chaos.”
Around 500 people were at the party when the lightning struck. Many were treated for shock.
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