11 hit by lightning in a Paris park, many at child’s party

PARIS (AP) — A Paris city councilor says at least half a dozen children have been hit by lightning in a Paris park after a sudden storm overtook their birthday party.

Councilor Karen Taieb says 11 people in all were hit by lightning Saturday after seeking shelter under a tree at the Park Monceau, a popular weekend hangout for well-to-do families. Taieb says the precise breakdown of victims is unclear but that most were children.

She said three had been taken to a Parisian hospital. Their condition was unclear.