Germany: Lightning strike in Dresden injures 10, 2 others experience cardiac arrest


Tuesday, 21 May 2024 (15:33 IST)
A lightning strike in the city of Dresden in eastern Germany on Monday evening injured 10 people, four of them seriously.
Lightning hit the banks of the Elbe during a thunderstorm in the German city shortly after 5:00 pm (1500 GMT).
Emergency services successfully revived two men after they experienced cardiac arrest following the incident.
Three women and seven men aged between 26 and 41 were injured and were taken to nearby hospitals. 
Thunderstorm warning in Saxony
Dresden police cordoned off the area and sent a helicopter to search the area for any injured people.
The fire department urged anyone else who may have been injured to seek help, amid struggling to rule out whether more were injured.
"If you are experiencing symptoms such as a racing heart, irregular heartbeat, numbness or tingling in your extremities, please see a doctor immediately!" 
Earlier, the German Weather Service in the eastern city of Leipzig had warned of severe thunderstorm activity in parts of Saxony, of which Dresden is the capital city.

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