Four amateur soccer players were discharged on Friday from a hospital in Mantoudi, Evia, where they were treated for shock following the fatal injury of a 28-year-old fellow player who was hit by a bolt of lightning during a training session in Cirinthos on Thursday.

When the storm struck on Thursday evening, the players ran to take cover in the changing room but the 28-year-old delayed and was hit by lightning in the middle of the soccer field. His fellow players tried to resuscitate him but he had died instantly.