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Lightning strikes and kills one person in Pas-de-Calais, several people injured

A man died after being shot. touch&eac; by lightning in Pas-de-Calais, on the evening of Thursday May 23. At least two other people were killed. injured, one seriously.

While Pas-de-Calais was plagued by bad weather, lightning struck the town of Courrières, near Lens. Lightning struck the Gabriel-Péri stadium around 8 p.m., while football training was in progress, and left one person dead, the team announced. the prefecture of Pas-de-Calais. The victim, an elderly man, around thirty years old and coach at the Courrières club according to information from La Voix du Nord, died from being struck by lightning despite the attack. resuscitation attempts carried out by emergency services.

Lightning caused at least two other victims according to AFP. One suffers from "chest pain" and was  é transported to the Lens hospital center due to her injuries considered serious, the second was slightly injured, burned ;lée à the leg, according to the press release of the prefecture. Two people were arrested. seriously injured according to La Voix du Nord which also counts four other victims with lighter injuriesé such as burning or headache. All were é taken care of by firefighters and taken to hospitals. Around thirty other people, 29 & 33 according to the sources, were present on the ground when the lightning struck: "They are shocked, but unharmed" specifiedé the prefecture.

Several rescue and medical teams intervened at the scene. Mail after the lightning strike to take care of the victims and a medical-psychological emergency unit (CUMP) was dispatched ;té launched in the evening to support the witnesses of the tragedy and the relatives of the victims. People who attended &agrav; the scene and the death of the victim expressed their shock, in particular a club coach who indicated with BFMTV : "L'éclair is mounted; from his feet to the top his head, I saw everything. 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116