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Seven hit in lightning strike on soccer field

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15:44 CEST+02:00

Seven people were hit in a lightning strike during a soccer game on Sunday, as heavy rain over the weekend broke Switzerland's recent dry spell. 

 

Three people were hospitalized after the incident on a soccer field in Canton Thurgau, northeastern Switzerland, said a report on the Corriere del Ticino newspaper.

The lightning stroke during a match between Sirnach and Weesen, two local teams playing in a minor league.

The heavy rainfall over the weekend brought relief after the longest dry spell on record in Switzerland, which has brought sunny weather and balmy temperatures across the country.

 

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