Monday, 8 June 2015

Rock am Ring hit by lightning strikes

33 people were injured after lightning bolts struck the Rock Am Ring festival in Western Germany. The incidents took place at approximately 1:00 am on Saturday morning, an hour after Marilyn Manson's set, Lightning struck the event in the town of Mendig during thunderstorms, and the injured included eight people from the festival's production team when a bolt struck backstage, and this forced the cancellation of German singer Fritz Kalkbrenner's 1.35am performance. The second bolt at 04.00 hit a camping area. Medical staff on site confirmed that no one was struck directly by either of the lightning bolts. 

Photo of the lightning strike backstage by Lars Baumeister

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