Thursday, July 29, 2021

Dozens killed and injured in lightning strikes in Poland


Zubair Yaqoob
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Several people were killed and 12 others injured after a lightning bolt hit a cross-shaped steel tower at the top of the Tatra mountains in southern Poland Thursday.

“Dozens of people have been hit by lightning strikes around Mount Giewont.

“There have been several reports of deaths in the Tatra mountains,” rescue services chief Jan Krzysztof told reporters without giving the number of victims.


Meanwhile, Polish commercial news channel TVN24 reported that lightning strikes hit most of Giewont’s summit near the resort town of Zakopan as soon as climbers arrived.

It is understood that rescuers were rushed to the scene by helicopter to help the victim.

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