Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Another student struck by lightning at Manning Cup match

Another student was rushed to hospital after being struck by lightning at an ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup Group A match on Tuesday between Haile Selassie High School and the visiting Cumberland High.

The incident happened minutes after the game was called off in the first half as a result of heavy rain.

Competitions Officer of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), George Forbes confirmed the incident. However, Forbes could not say whether the affected student was a player.

"I have received a report that a student was struck by lightning while sitting on a chair," Forbes said.

Just two weeks ago, five players were affected in a similar incident at a Group F Manning game between Wolmer's Boys and Jamaica College at the Stadium East Field.

Two players - one each from both schools - were taken to hospital in that incident.


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