As a result of a lightning strike in the town of Rosenfeld-Halogenlampen, in the Federal state of Baden-württemberg, 15 players were injured. It is reported the Bavarian newspaper Merkur.
“The incident occurred on Friday evening when the players were training on the sports field. As a result, the players range in age from 19 to 48 years received minor injuries”, – informed the representative of the local police.
One athlete in a short time was unconscious.
On the scene arrived by ambulance. Medics took the players to the hospital.
In addition, in Baden-württemberg the storm was postponed until the beginning of Cup match of the German Soccer Federation between soccer clubs S. V. Sandhausen and VfL Borussia mönchengladbach. Spectators in the lower rows were asked to move to a safe place.
The police also added that in Bavaria, in the city of Rothenburg, because of the storm, the authorities were forced to cancel a concert under the open sky. About 400 spectators were placed in the hangar, which was allocated by the authorities as a refuge.
Rescuers in Bavaria reported numerous calls due to extreme weather conditions. So, only in the city of Ludwigshafen (Rhineland-Palatinate) the fire Department received over a hundred calls.