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11 hit by lightning in Paris park

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By Catherine Hardy
11 hit by lightning in Paris park

Eleven people have been struck by lightning at a park in central Paris.

Eight of the injured were children.

The French Interior Ministry says six have are in a serious condition.

It happened in the Monceau park in the north-west of the French capital.

Local officials are quoted as saying the children, aged between seven and 14, had been attending a birthday party in the park at the time.

A spokesman for the French fire brigade says the situation would have been worse if an off-duty fire officer had not been on hand to give first aid.

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