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Lightning strikes 9

Calcutta: Nine students of King Edward VII High School (KES) were seriously injured when struck by lightning in Johannesburg, on Tuesday.

The boys, all members of the school cricket first XI, were putting the covers on the pitch when the tragic accident occurred.

Proteas captain Graeme Smith, who is a former student of the school, sent his best wishes on behalf of his team. “It’s an unfortunate event that has happened to the KES boys. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their loved ones and families... The Proteas would like to wish the nine boys a speedy recovery...,” Smith said in a statement.