June 5, 1995 in Nation/World

Lightning Kills 17 Soccer Fans


Lightning struck a crowd of soccer fans seeking shelter from a downpour, killing at least 17 people and injuring 35 others, authorities said Sunday.

The fans were huddled under a shelter beside a soccer field in Puerto Lempira when the bolt struck Saturday.

Eleven people, including two children, were killed immediately, Red Cross officials said. Another six died later at a local clinic.

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