UK: Nine-year-old boy dies after being struck by lightning at football ground

A nine-year-old boy died after he was hit by lightning during a football training session in the UK. The case happened in Blackpool at around 5.00pm, local time.

The Police in Lancashire said that the boy was taken to the hospital, however unfortunately he did not survive. It said that investigations into the cause of death are still ongoing however the first indications are that he was struck by lightning.

The sessions of the three teams which train at the same ground had been cancelled due to the bad weather. It is believed that the boy was training during a private section.