Lightning strike at park in Paris leaves 11 injured

May 29, 2016 8:33 AM

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PARIS -- Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down on a children's birthday party, a spokesman for Paris' fire service said.

He credited an off-duty firefighter with playing a critical role in getting medical help to the victims but added that some were still fighting for their lives.

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