July 3rd, 2010
12:09 PM ET

Passengers stranded after French station struck by lightning

Thousands of travelers in France were stranded Saturday after lightning shut down a main train station Saturday, the first day of the summer holiday for students.

Lightening struck an electrical facility in Bretigny-sur-Orge, on the outskirts of Paris, forcing the closure of the Austerlitz station and affecting 40,000 travelers, a French National Railway official told CNN.

"We think by this evening we will know if the station will be operational," said Sebastine Barbe.


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