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Entire family struck by lightning

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09:07 CEST+02:00
A nine-year-old boy was taken to hospital in a serious condition on Wednesday after he was struck by lightning along with four other members of his family.

The family was gathering their garden furniture and toys in during a storm at their home near Chemnitz, Saxony, when they were struck at around 5pm.

The boy’s grandmother, her daughter, her daughter-in-law and two grandsons, aged six and nine, were all hit and taken to hospital.

The daughter-in-law told Bild newspaper that she was hit by a tingle “from head to toe”.

All suffered minor injuries apart from the nine-year-old boy who had to be resuscitated in the garden.

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