Deadly European lightning storms to continue for another three days before coming to UK

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Lightning storms which have killed at least one man and injured many others are set to continue for three more days in central Europe before heading west to Britain, forecasters have warned. Witnesses said there were “no clouds in the sky” before a summer storm struck a children’s football match in western Germany on Saturday, injuring 35, including the referee who went into cardiac arrest after being hit directly by lightning. A hiker descending a mountain in south-west Poland was killed by a bolt of lightning, while a 61-year-old man in the same region drowned in flash flooding. And in Paris, the same weather system saw a sudden, violent storm appear over a children’s birthday party in a park in the city’s north-west. Eight children and three adults were injured when lightning struck a tree they were sheltering under. Read More: The Independent

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