In France, lightning struck the crowd

At the music festival in France from a lightning strike hit fifteen people, RIA Novosti reported, citing local authorities. “On September 2, at about 16:00 (17:00 Moscow time), lightning struck in the Azay city of Vieux Canal, 15 people were injured, two (of them) are in serious condition,” the prefect of the department of Mert and Mosel on Facebook wrote.

60 firefighters, two medical teams and three patrols of the gendarmerie arrived at the scene. According to the decision of the mayor’s office Azrai and the organizers of the festival, other events were canceled. The Vieux Canal Music Festival is held annually for five years. Local young musicians gather there. This year it began on 1 September.