Russian student footballer dies after lightning hits metal goalposts

By Daily Sports on September 22, 2016

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Russian student footballer dies after lightning hits metal goalposts

Russian authorities say a young football player has been killed and three others injured after lightning struck the goalposts during a game.

The 18-year-old, who has not been named, died during a game in a local competition involving teams of students on Wednesday in the Siberian town of Rubtsovsk, regional investigative authorities say in a statement.

Players from both teams were crowded in the penalty area when lightning hit a set of metal goalposts.

Investigators say the 18-year-old “died at the scene” and three other players needed medical treatment, without giving further details of their condition. (NAN)

•Photo shows football inside the net

Source Daily Sports

Posted September 22, 2016

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