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Oct
09

Lightning Strikes Cause Disaster on African Soccer Fields


to-lightning-cp-w7147832During a recent soccer match in the Democratic Republic of Congo the game ended in an unsatisfying 1-1 tie due to an extremely unfortunate situation, the visiting team was killed! A bolt of lightning struck the entire visiting team, killing all 11 members and burning 30 other people.

L’Avenir, a  nearby paper reported that local popular opinion was split over whether the team had been cursed by someone.

“The athletes from [the home team] Basanga curiously came out of this catastrophe unscathed,” the paper said.

In Johannesburg, South Africa lighting ALSO struck the pitch over the weekend, with a number of players on both teams falling to the pitch. Fortunately there the players’ eyes and ears were injured but no one was killed.

[BBC]


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