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German rock festival suspended after 71 injured amid storm

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Lightning at Rock am Ring. Photo: jesroq/Instagram Lightning at Rock am Ring. Photo: jesroq/Instagram
MENDIG, Germany -

Organizers have suspended a rock festival in western Germany after at least 71 people were injured in a storm overnight.
    
Police say 71 people were hospitalized after lighting struck the Rock am Ring festival during a heavy storm.
    
Klaus-Peter Schulenberg, chairman of the Eventim company, says organizers are following orders from local authorities to put the festival on hold after more warnings of bad weather.
    
Schulenberg said Saturday that visitors are being urged to take shelter, but the event may resume around 8 p.m. if weather improves.

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