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Lisburn

Man and two children struck by lightning in Northern Ireland

The man and one of the children are in critical condition.

THREE PEOPLE HAVE been injured in Northern Ireland after a lightning strike outside a school.

The incident occurred in Lisburn, county Antrim, at around 2pm. The ambulance service said a man and two children were taken to hospital.

The Belfast Telegraph reports the man and the boy are in critical condition while the girl is seriously injured.

Fiona Douglas, principal at the Killowen Primary School told the BBC that staff and parents treated the victims before emergency services arrived.

The thoughts of the entire school community are with the family at this time.

Last week dozens of people, including a number of children, were injured in freak lightning strikes in a park in Paris and a football pitch in a German village.

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