Ten people were injured, some seriously, in a lightning strike on the banks of the Elbe in Dresden in the evening. Four of them suffered injuries so severe that their lives were in danger. Two men, aged 27 and 30, were resuscitated after cardiac arrest, a fire department spokesman said on Monday evening.

The lightning struck the Carusufer near the Rosengarten shortly after 5 p.m. during a thunderstorm. A total of three women and seven men between the ages of 26 and 41 were injured. They complained of typical symptoms after a lightning strike, such as tingling in the extremities. According to the information, all patients received initial emergency medical care and were then distributed to surrounding hospitals.

The police cordoned off the area and a helicopter was also used to find any other injured people. The emergency services called on people who had been in the area to seek medical care immediately if they had symptoms.

Since it could not be ruled out that other people were affected and fled as a result, the fire brigade turned to possible other injured people with a request: “If you complain about symptoms such as a racing heart, palpitations, numbness or tingling in the extremities, then leave See a doctor immediately!” The emergency services announced this in the evening.

The German Weather Service in Leipzig warned of strong thunderstorms in parts of Saxony early in the evening. In Dresden, among others, there was a risk of thunderstorms of level two out of four. How exactly the accident occurred was initially unclear. The police are investigating.