Up to 15 music fans have been injured at a festival in France following a severe lightning storm in the area.

Azerailles in the North East of France was struck by lighting over the weekend, leaving two of the 15 injured in a serious condition.

A 44-year-old man and a lady in her 60’s have been confirmed as the victims who suffered serious injuries by local council, being “directly hit by the lightning and suffered burns”. The injured were given emergency treatment on the site before being rushed to hospital. The festival, of course, was cancelled following the freak incident. They confirmed the cancellation in a statement on Facebook:

“We regret to announce to all our festival goers that there will be no festival tonight. Following the very violent storm of this afternoon, the approval of the festival was cancelled. We are truly sorry and we will return to you as soon as possible.

“Thank you for your understanding.”

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