Saturday, May 28, 2016

Eleven people, including eight children, injured by lightning in the Parc Monceau in Paris – Le Monde

front of the Parc Monceau, Saturday, May  28

Samu director of Paris gave Saturday in the late afternoon of reassuring news on the status of 11 people including 8 children blasted the Parc Monceau, one of the children being in a state grave and placed in intensive care.

“the situation is pretty well tonight for the majority of victims” , said Prof. Pierre Carli, during a press briefing at the Necker children’s hospital.

“Four children were placed in absolute emergency” , said the doctor, that is to say, they were considered as with so “potentially serious” and four children in “relative urgency” . These eight children are between 7 and 8 years, he said.

  • A birthday party interrupted by rain

According to the spokesman for the firefighters, the adults are parents who accompanied their children celebrating a birthday.

“to shelter, they fled under a tree “, said Karen Taieb locally elected borough.

  • the decisive intervention of a fireman

This is a fire chief in Paris, which happened to be near places where the lightning struck, bringing first aid to victims. “I found a dozen people on the ground under a tree,” a detailed Pascal Gremillot on BFM TV. “I saw immediately that a child was cardiac arrest, I provided first aid, CPR and mechanical ventilation. “ His action was decisive, said the commander Eric Moulin, spokesman of the firemen of Paris.

A violent storm made landfall in mid-afternoon on Paris, who was not among the areas placed in orange alert by Météo-France – involving “dangerous phenomena”, which was initiated in regions Midi-Pyrénées and Auvergne, and Aude, Corrèze, Dordogne, the Loire, the Lot-et-Garonne, the Pyrenees-Atlantiques and the Rhone.

the Paris region, it , was placed on yellow alert. This implies “usual phenomena in the dangerous region but occasionally and locally” .

In Germany, 35 injured after lightning struck a field football

the lightning has struck, Saturday, May 28, on a football field in western Germany at the end of a match between children , making 35 wounded, three seriously injured among the adults present, reports the German news agency DPA.

the accident occurred at Hoppstädten in the federal State Rhineland-Palatinate, according to DPA, which quoting the police. Lightning struck especially the match referee, taken to hospital urgently.


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