A lightning strike in Paris has left ten children and one adult injured, including at least five seriously, according to local fire authorities. The incident happened at Parc Monceau in the city's north-west on Saturday afternoon. "There are currently 11 injured unfortunately, 10 children and an adult who was accompanying them," local official Vincent Baladi told iTELE television. Police say a medical unit is being set up on site to treat the victims with "absolutely urgency". Local officials say the children were at a birthday party when a thunderstorm struck the park. Commander Eric Moulin said an off-duty fire officer was one of the first people to arrive at the scene. "Without his help in those initial moments the situation would have been much worse," he said.
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