Over 70 attendees to Germany's Rock am Ring have been injured after a lightning storm hit the massive festival, with over 40 hospitalized. Associated Press reported that the rock festival has been suspended due to more severe weather predicted on the horizon.
Here's a post on Rock am Ring's Facebook page:
Planned for June 3 – 5, Rock am Ring 2016 featured the likes of Panic! At The Disco, Bring Me The Horizon, the 1975, Of Mice & Men, Architects, August Burns Red, Bullet For My Valentine, Disturbed and Deftones. Lightning struck Friday night at the festival grounds, which is an old airfield in western Germany.
Local authorities told organizers to suspend the festival. Those organizers urged attendees to seek shelter in their tents or cars.
Apparently, Germany, France and Belgium have recently been hit with severe storms and flooding. However, 2016 is not the first year this has happened: over 30 fans were injured after lightning struck Rock am Ring 2015.
[Header photo via Rock am Ring website.]