The lightning first hit a light pole and then spread across the field. Several young people became trapped in the flow of electricity. A 16-year-old had to be flown to a clinic by helicopter.
On Tuesday evening, lightning struck a soccer field in Abtwil, Switzerland, during a youth match, injuring 14 players. Lightning first struck a lighting pole, as reported by the SDA authority, citing the police of the canton of St. Gallen.
After the impact, lightning spread across the field. Several young people between the ages of 15 and 16 were seized by the current.
A 16-year-old was flown to hospital by rescue helicopter, and 13 other youths also came to a clinic.