German soccer players hit by lightning

August 9, 2008 7:09:59 PM PDT
Police say lightning struck 32 soccer players training in western Germany, seriously injuring nine of them. A police statement late Friday said the players were practicing in a village south of Frankfurt when they were struck.

The seriously injured ranged in age from 14 to 30. Three were flown by helicopter to a clinic for treatment and six others were taken to a hospital.

The other players from senior and youth amateur teams were treated at the scene. Many suffered from shock.


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