Boy dies after being hit by lightning in northern England


PTI | London | Updated: 12-05-2021 16:36 IST | Created: 12-05-2021 16:18 IST
Boy dies after being hit by lightning in northern England
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A 9-year-old boy has died in northern England after being hit by lightning.

Emergency services responded to reports of a seriously injured child at a soccer field in Blackpool on Tuesday afternoon.

The boy, who has not been named by authorities, was taken to a hospital but died in the evening.

Lancashire Police said inquiries were ongoing but officers believe he was struck by lightning.

Detective Superintendent Nick Connaughton said it was a "truly devastating incident." "Our thoughts are wholehearted with the family and friends of the young boy, who has passed away, at this very sad and distressing time," he said.

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