Boy strucked by lightning in Blackpool


A boy who is about 9 years old has been struck by lightning as he played football during a storm and he died immediately.

The incident happened in Blackpool, UK and the Emergency services were called immediately to the football pitch where it happened. 


The boy sustained very serious injuries while he was being rushed to the hospital but he died a few hours later. 


His family has been informed and supported immediately.

Nick Connaughton  who is a  member of Lancashire Police said: "The incident is a very devastating one and their thoughts are with his family at this tough time.

The football club who is in charge of the field told the police that the boy isn't a member of their club and he was thought to have been taking private football training.

He said: "The whole committee is sad and our thoughts are with the boy and his family"

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