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Lightning Strikes Injure Nearly 50 in Germany, France

A bolt of lightning that disrupted a youth football (soccer) match in western Germany Saturday sent 35 people to hospitals, and a similar incident in Paris injured 11 children and adults. Police in Hoppstaetten, Germany, said three people were seriously injured at the football match, but 30 children between the ages of 9 and 11 and two adults were rushed to hospitals as a precaution. One of those seriously injured was the match referee, who reportedly was struck by the lightning just...

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