updated 8/2/2008 6:59:41 AM ET 2008-08-02T10:59:41

Two people died and six were injured when a lightning bolt struck a soccer match in southern Mexico, police said.

One player from each side died during Friday's local match in the southern state of Guerrero, officials said.

Mexican news media reported that the game between firefighters and civil protection workers went ahead despite reports of electrical storms in the area.

The injured were being treated at hospitals for second-degree burns.

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