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PRAGUE, 5 January. /TASS/. Slovakian rider Ivan Jakes, party held in South America, the rally-marathon “Dakar”, received a lightning strike.

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This was announced on Thursday, the Slovak radio.

The incident occurred during the third stage of the rally from the Argentine city of San Salvador de Jujuy. It is noted that the athlete has time to pull one leg from the motorcycle to the ground. Due to this electric discharge passed through it.

It is reported that the athlete is feeling well and wishes to continue to participate in the rally. The question to be addressed by the doctors after conducting a comprehensive survey Acesa.

The next stage with a length of 521 km will be held on Thursday between the towns of San Salvador de Jujuy and Tupiza .