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VIDEO: Lightning strikes Peruvian soccer player and linesman, conditions unknown


Crazy news out of Peru where Sport Aguila player Joao Contreras and a linesman were struck by a bolt of lightning during a Peruvian Cup match on Tuesday.

The freak incident was captured by a sideline camera where a loud ‘boom’ can be heard and smoke emerges from the spot on the pitch where the incident occurred.

Contreras condition is unknown. Three hours ago well-known commentator, Juan Arango, tweeted that Contreras had died although conflicting reports have since been issued through other sites. The linesman’s condition is also unknown.

From all of us at Pro Soccer Talk, our thoughts are with Contreras, the linesman and their families.