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Lightning hits Slipknot and Foo Fighters festival in Germany

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image captionSlipknot were on stage at the festival in western Germany, Foo Fighters are the headline act for Sunday

More than 30 people have been taken to hospital after two lightning strikes at a music festival where Foo Fighters are headlining.

It happened on Saturday morning at the Rock am Ring event, in Mendig, western Germany.

In total, "33 people were placed under observation in nearby hospitals", police from Rhineland-Palatinate said in a statement.

All were reported to be "in good health."

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image captionThe lightning strike didn't affect The Prodigy performing on stage
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image captionGerman hip hop band Deichkind played the festival at a former military airfield in Mendig

Tens of thousands of people are expected at the music event over the weekend, other artists on the line-up include The Prodigy, Bastille, Jamie T and Slipknot (top picture).

Foo Fighters are the headline act for Sunday, they're scheduled to be on stage for 2130 BST.

The festival runs from 5 to 7 June.

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