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11 hit by lightning in a Paris park; 8 of them children

Last Updated May 28, 2016 at 9:59 am PDT

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Summary

A sudden spring storm overtook a child's birthday party in Paris sending 11 people, including eight children to the hospital.

PARIS (NEWS 1130) – A Paris fire service spokesman says 11 people including eight children have been hit by lightning in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm overtook a child’s birthday party.

The victims had sought shelter Saturday under a tree at Park Monceau, a popular weekend hangout for well-to-do families in Paris.

Spokesman Eric Moulin says six of those were seriously injured, including four children and two adults — and four of them were in life-threatening condition. He said a further five people were slightly injured, including four children and another adult.