VIDEO: Lightning strikes Peruvian soccer player and linesman, conditions unknown

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Crazy news out of Peru where Sport Aguila player Joao Contreras and a linesman were struck by a bolt of lightning during a Peruvian Cup match on Tuesday.

The freak incident was captured by a sideline camera where a loud ‘boom’ can be heard and smoke emerges from the spot on the pitch where the incident occurred.

Contreras condition is unknown. Three hours ago well-known commentator, Juan Arango, tweeted that Contreras had died although conflicting reports have since been issued through other sites. The linesman’s condition is also unknown.

https://twitter.com/JuanG_Arango/status/542437754097778690?lang=en

From all of us at Pro Soccer Talk, our thoughts are with Contreras, the linesman and their families.