The 15 Worst Accidents To Happen In Sports History

15. Soccer Team Died from Lightning

In October 1998, a game played in Kasai, (a province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo) between the teams Basanga and Bena Tshadi, was interrupted by a lightning strike. Reportedly 11 Bena Tshadi players between ages 20 and 35 died while 30 others were burnt by the lightning. In contrast, no one on the Basanga team was hurt by that incident.

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In the aftermath the Basanga team was accused of sorcery, as many western and central African teams hired sorceresses to curse their rivals. Due to the civil war in that area, reports on this case could never be formally confirmed.

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