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Lightning strike at Acropolis, Greece, injures four

A bolt of lightning struck the Acropolis in Athens, hitting two tourists and two Greeks working at a ticket booth at the site
A bolt of lightning struck the Acropolis in Athens, hitting two tourists and two Greeks working at a ticket booth at the site AFP
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Athens (AFP)

A lightning strike injured four people Wednesday at the Acropolis in Athens, the ambulance service said.

The bolt hit two tourists and two Greeks working at a ticket booth at the site, said an ambulance service official.

The two tourists, a Korean man and a Scandinavian woman, both under 30, suffered light injuries and would be able to leave hospital after checks, the official added.

The Acropolis iself suffered no damage, a culture minister spokeswoman told AFP.

Sitting in the historic centre of Athens, the Temple of Parthenon on the rock of the Acropolis dates back to the classical period of antiquity -- the 5th century Before Christ. It is one of the most-visited tourist sites in the world.

Athens has been been hit by several violent storms in recent days.

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