Footballer tragically dies after being struck by lightning in Indonesia

Tright here was a tragic scene at an Indonesian soccer match on Saturday as Septain Raharja was struck by lightning and later died of his accidents in hospital.

A video captured the precise second that the 35-year-old was struck. He was from Subang and collapsed at Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung, West Java.

Raharja was competing in a pleasant soccer match between 2 FLO FC Bandung and FBI Subang, when lightning struck him at round 4:20pm native time on Saturday.

Stories by native media PRFM Information stated that he was truly nonetheless respiratory within the speedy aftermath of the strike and was rushed to the native hospital for therapy.

Tributes pour in

He was not capable of be saved, although, and later handed away. Tributes have poured in from the footballing neighborhood after such tragic information.

“RIP to that participant,” commented one X person.

“That is the stuff of my nightmares. I lived by means of the San Francisco ‘Quake of ’89’ that ended sport 3 of the Baseball World Sequence,” wrote one other.

A 3rd stated: “That is terrible and condolences. In my referee days I at all times stored an eye fixed on the climate, it is within the FIFA handbook I imagine. For precisely this purpose. Do not know if that was doable right here or if there was a ref. This video will make it is option to FIFA and ref associations in every single place.”

Extremely, that is truly the second time within the final 12 months {that a} participant has been struck by lightning in Indonesia.

Within the different occasion, it was an U13 participant who did handle to outlive, however solely after struggling a cardiac arrest and dropping consciousness for 20 minutes.

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