Peru Soccer Lightning – Video : Joao Contreras Survives Being Struck by Lightning

Peru Soccer Lightning - Video : Joao Contreras Survives Being Struck by Lightning

Peru : soccer player survives lightning strike, Joao Contreras Fuentes, was struck by lightning while playing in the semi-final match of the Copa Peru on Monday in Huancayo.

The 21-year-old was surrounded by alarmed players and carried off the pitch and taken by ambulance to hospital.

An assistant referee, Abraham Loayza Morales, was also hurt in the incident at the Mariscal Castilla stadium in Lima.

Sport Aguila captain Amilcar Lobon told the newspaper Diario Correo his team-mate’s condition was improving.

“Thank God he’s okay, he’s getting better, and now we’re just thinking about his recovery,” Lobon said. “It’s difficult to imagine this situation that just doesn’t happen in Huancayo.

“As I reiterate, the important thing is that our friend Joao is out of danger.”