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Boy fatally struck by lightning on UK soccer field

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A nine-year-old by has been struck and killed by lightning while on a soccer field in the UK.

A nine-year-old by has been struck and killed by lightning while on a soccer field in the UK.

The boy was found injured at the Common Edge playing fields in Blackpool in the country's north yesterday evening local time.

He was treated at the scene and taken to hospital, where he died a short time later.

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"Although enquiries are still ongoing, at this time we believe the boy had been struck by lightning," police said in a statement.

The Spirit of Youth junior football club also issued a statement, confirming the incident took place on their playing fields, though not during a club session.

"The young boy was not a Spirit of Youth player, but, Spirit of Youth is a family and we are entrenched in the local community, and we will give whatever support is required to both the family and to those that were with him at the time," the club said.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/boy-struck-by-lightning-soccer-field-blackpool-england/0fdeb5e5-85cf-46f7-a16e-19ce89fc6334

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