Footballers struck by lightning during school match in horrifying footage
A video has captured the horrifying moment two schoolboy football players were struck by lightning before collapsing to the ground during a match in Jamaica.
Two young men were rushed to hospital after lightning struck in the 84th minute of a match between Wolmer’s Boys’ School and Jamaica College at the Stadium East field in Kingston on Monday.
Four players fell to the floor, but two Jamaican College players, Terrence Francis and Dwayne Allen, had injuries that appeared to be serious, with Francis being stretchered off the field after he failed to respond to treatment.
Both were taken to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), but the full details of their conditions remain unknown.
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Footage of the incident captured the players in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup football match passing the ball back and forth as the crowd cheered them on.
Flashes suddenly light up the screen, seeing two players simultaneously grab their heads and fall to their knees.
Other footballers continue the match for a few extra seconds, unaware that two men are injured behind them.
Once the referee blows the whistle crowds of coaches sprint onto the field and towards both men.
Jamaica College’s head coach Davion Ferguson reportedly told Jamaica Observer Online that one player had complained of chest pains after being struck.
After the incident, the match was called off by referee Karl Tyrell.
On Tuesday morning, the Jamacia Gleaner tweeted: "Schoolboy football organiser Inter-secondary schools (ISSA) is reporting that the two Jamaica College boys struck by lightning have been admitted to hospital.
"The second complained of chest pains.
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"ISSA says tests were done and an ECG showed irregularities.
"The player is being held overnight."
It comes after 20 cows' blood was "frozen " after "being struck by lightning".
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