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Lightning Strikes 6 Soccer Players

April 21, 2001

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) _ Lightning struck a suburban field during a club soccer game Saturday, sending six players to the hospital with minor injuries.

The six sustained mostly tingling sensations through their bodies, ambulance spokesman Paul Holman said

``They did not receive any flash burns and recovered very quickly after feeling the jolt,″ Holman said. ``They were soon up and walking around after the lightning hit the ground.″

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