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Lightning strike kills footballer in Bolivia

A Bolivian footballer has been killed after being struck by lightning.

The incident, which happened during a match last Saturday, injured eight other players in the town of Villazon.

Lightning strikes during an evening thunderstorm on August 23, 2015 in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. AFP PHOTO/HECTOR RETAMAL        (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)


According to reports, a lightning strike hit the ground killing David Alvarez.

Villazon borders Argentina, in south Bolivia.

Local media are reporting eight other players were electrically shocked, although it’s unknown how serious these injuries are.

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