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Russian Soccer Player Dies From Lightning-Struck Metal Goalposts

Investigators say the 18-year-old 'died at the scene' and three other players needed medical treatment

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    Russian authorities say a young soccer player has been killed and three others injured after lightning struck the goalposts during a game.

    The 18-year-old, who has not been named, died during a game in a local competition involving teams of students Wednesday in the Siberian town of Rubtsovsk, regional investigative authorities say in a statement.

    Players from both teams were crowded in the penalty area when lightning hit a set of metal goalposts. Investigators say the 18-year-old "died at the scene" and three other players needed medical treatment, without giving further details of their condition.