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Boy dies after being hit by lightning in northern England

May 12, 2021 - 3:08 AM

LONDON (AP) — 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 enquiries were ongoing but officers believe he was struck by lightning.

Detective Superintendent Nick Connaughton said it was a “truly devastating incident.”

“Our thoughts are wholeheartedly 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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