Nine-year-old boy dies after being struck by lightning in UK
Awful news this morning.
A nine-year-old boy has died after seemingly being struck by lightning in the UK.
The boy, who has not yet been named, was on a football field in on Tuesday near School Road, Blackpool when the incident occurred. Authorities were called to the area around 5pm following reports that a child had been injured.
The boy was rushed to hospital, where he later died. Police have said it is believed that the nine-year-0ld had been struck by lightning.
Lancashire Police Detective Superintendent Nick Connaughton said: “This is a truly devastating incident and our thoughts are wholeheartedly with the family and friends of the young boy, who has passed away, at this very sad and distressing time.”
Spirit of Youth Junior Football Club added: “It is with deepest regret that we have to report the news that the young boy who was struck by lightning earlier this evening has sadly passed away.
“The tragic incident happened on our home ground at Common Edge playing fields but it was not during a club training session. As a club, we are heartbroken and we offer our deepest condolences to the boy’s family.
“Spirit of Youth is a family and we are entrenched in the local community, and we will give whatever support is required to both the family and to those that were with him at the time.
“We would ask that people respect the privacy of the family at this most tragic of times. Rest In Peace young man.”