Did You Know: Lightning Kills Football Team

Did you know? — By on 2011/09/30 4:32 AM

Did you know that, back in 1998, all eleven members of a football team were killed by a bolt of lightning while all of the players on the opposing escaped unharmed?

The two sides were drawing 1-1 in the match in eastern Kasai Province (Democratic Republic of Congo) when the lightning struck the home team from the village of Bena Tshadi.

Strange incident lead the locals to suspect that some sort of witchcraft or wizardry was called upon during the game.

However, it was later said that one team had steel cleats and the others had plastic cleats.



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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Greg-Kaprielian/100001354443652 Greg Kaprielian

    The dress of the players might contain a material that lightning is more
    attracted to it

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Greg-Kaprielian/100001354443652 Greg Kaprielian

    The dress of the players might contain a material that lightning is more
    attracted to it