Referee Struck by Lightning During Philippines Soccer Match

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A soccer match in the Philippines was interrupted when the referee was unexpectedly struck by lightning in the middle of the field. Luckily, the ref received medical attention, is in stable condition, and is expected to make a full recovery.
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‘I suddenly lost consciousness. It felt so hot in my body. I’m currently resting to recover,’ said the ref, identified as 24-year-old Charlie Panes.

‘I’m relieved that I am alive as the lightning could have killed me or anyone else. As soon as I’m better, I will carry on with my refereeing duty. I will finish this game.’

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36 thoughts on “Referee Struck by Lightning During Philippines Soccer Match

  1. For those who are wondering if he’s okay, Yes, he is okay. According to the local news, he passed out from the lightning splash but was immediately brought to the hospital. When the lightning struck, it hit the tree then splashed to the nearest person which happens to be him.

  2. I don’t understand ppl making jokes. Do you have any idea what happens to a person when they’re struck? Do you know what his recovery may be like? Do you know how it may affect the rest of his life?

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