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Old 12-05-2021, 04:34 PM   #1
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Default Popular 9 year old lad killed after being struck by lightning in Blackpool

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for all that knew this nice lad.


[Jordan raised £2,500 by running 30 miles in ten days.]



[A nine-year-old boy who died after apparently
being struck by lightning on a football field in
Blackpool has been named as Jordan Banks.

Police officers were called shortly after 5pm on Tuesday
to fields near to School Road after reports
a child had been injured.
Emergency services attended and the boy
was taken to hospital but died a short time later.
It is believed the boy was struck by lightning,
although inquiries are still ongoing.]


https://news.sky.com/story/nine-year...banks-12304287

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Old 12-05-2021, 04:45 PM   #2
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My cousin played football with, it’s so tragic :/
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Old 12-05-2021, 04:48 PM   #3
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Very sad, talk about a freak accident
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Very sad, talk about a freak accident

Real Shame
as this Lad was raising money for a Charity.


I guess it is rare.
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Old 12-05-2021, 04:58 PM   #5
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This is awful. Its weird, I dropped my son at athletics last night and I was just about to leave when they called it off as it had started lightening. I thought they were being a bit ridiculously over cautious then I saw this on the news and I was so glad. Just such a sad thing.
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Old 12-05-2021, 05:10 PM   #6
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This is awful. Its weird, I dropped my son at athletics last night and I was just about to leave when they called it off as it had started lightening. I thought they were being a bit ridiculously over cautious then I saw this on the news and I was so glad. Just such a sad thing.

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Old 12-05-2021, 05:49 PM   #8
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Around 2000 people are killed annually by lightning

The bolt is about as thick as your thumb and 2-3 miles long

Temperature wise it's 30,000C or 5x hotter than the surface of the sun
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Poor boy...
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Old 12-05-2021, 06:38 PM   #10
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Poor kid. He seemed like a genuinely lovely one as well. Hopefully LFC can make some form of gesture to his memory/family.
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It breaks my heart to see such a waste of life.

But you have to take comfort in the thought that god needed him.
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