A footballer from Peru was struck by lightening but lives to tell the tale.
In an extraordinary event, Joao Contreras, 21, of Sport Aguila was hit during his side’s Copa Peru tie against Union Fuerza Minera. A linesman was also struck at the same time and both are now recovering in hospital according to BBC Sport.
CONFIRMADO: el jugador de Águila Joao Contreras, el asistente Abraham Loayza y el hincha afectados están fuera de peligro gracias a Dios
— Unión Fuerza Minera (@CDUFuerzaMinera) December 9, 2014
The club added: “Thank God those affected are out of danger.” The lightning strike occurred with the second leg of the semi-final poised at 1-1, Fuerza Minera having won the first leg 6-3.
An incredible story and a miracle both are recovering well.