Lightning strike injures 18 in northern Czech Republic

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  • Monday, 03 Jun 2024

PRAGUE, June 2 (Xinhua) -- Eighteen people were injured after lightning struck a castle park in northern Czech Republic on Sunday, according to police.

Police initially said at least 15 people were injured in the strike at the castle park near the northern Czech city of Liberec, but later updated the number to 18.

"We left the castle park ... at around 5:45 p.m. Health workers are currently caring for 18 people in three hospital facilities," it said on social media platform X.

Local media reported that the lightning hit a tree in the castle park at around 3:30 p.m. (1330 GMT) where a children's day event was being held.

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