Footballer struck by lightning during cup match

By Drum Digital
10 December 2014

A Peruvian soccer player, João Contreras, who was struck by lightning during Copa Peru cup match.

A Peruvian player, João Contreras, who was struck by lightning during Copa Peru cup match on Tuesday.

Initially reported to have been killed during the incident, survived, the player is in hospital in a serious condition.

Contreras was playing for Sport Águila against Fuerza Minera when the lightning strike occurred. The 21-year-old was struck, as was an assistant referee. The match was then suspended and the player received medical treatment.

Source: theguardian.com

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