Lightning Strikes Whole Family

Boy, 9, taken to hospital in serious condition
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2014 10:33 AM CDT
Lightning strikes from a cloud during a thunderstorm above the city of Goerlitz, eastern Germany early Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.   (AP Photo/dpa, Florian Gaertner)

(Newser) – A German family is recovering after a grandma, her daughter and daughter-in-law, and two grandsons, aged six and nine, were struck by lightning this week, the Local reports. The family was bringing outdoor furniture and toys inside during a storm when the daughter-in-law felt "some tingling from head to toe," she told newspaper Bild, per the BBC. "There was chaos. Everybody was just acting on autopilot. A few minutes later the ambulance arrived." All suffered minor injuries with the exception of the 9-year-old, whose situation was more serious. He had to be resuscitated in the yard by his father and grandpa, and was admitted to the hospital in serious condition.

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