A child is in critical condition in hospital after he was struck by lightning during a birthday party in a Paris park yesterday afternoon
A total of 11 people, including 8 children and 3 adults were struck by lightning on Saturday in Park Monceau as they tried to hide under a tree from a sudden thunder storm.
Paris City Hall official said the child’s condition is unchanged and that the 9-y-old is in an “extremely serious” condition.
An off-duty firefighter has been hailed a hero after keeping the child alive and getting quick medical help to the others. Commandant Pascal Gremillet told French television the child was in cardiac arrest when he arrived.
Lightning also struck a children’s football match on Saturday in Germany, sending the referee into cardiac arrest where a bystander ran to his aid and managed to revive him – he is expected to make a full recovery.