On Saturday, while playing football in Indonesia, a football player was struck by a lightning bolt and died.
At Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung, West Java, a video recorded the precise moment the 35-year-old male victim from Subang passed out.
The man, subsequently named Septain Raharja, was struck by lightning on Saturday at approximately 4:20 p.m. local time when he was playing in a friendly football match between FBI Subang and 2 FLO FC Bandung.
articles published by regional newspapers After the incident, according to PRFM News, he was still alive and was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later passed away from severe burns.
Since then, football players and fans have expressed their sympathies on social media as the video clip has gone viral.
‘This is the stuff of my nightmares. I lived through the San Francisco ‘Quake of ’89’ that ended game 3 of the Baseball World Series,’ wrote another.
A third replied: ‘That’s awful and condolences. In my referee days, I always kept an eye on the weather, it’s in the FIFA manual I believe. For exactly this reason. Don’t know if that was possible here or if there was a ref. This video will make its way to FIFA and ref associations everywhere.’
In honor of Septain, several Indonesian teams were observed to observe a moment of quiet. The FBI Mageland vs. Erka match started with players bending their heads in memory of the deceased athlete.
The lightning strike was observed by Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) to have originated from a cloud-only 300 meters above the stadium.
In the past 12 months, an Indonesian football player has been struck by lightning twice, a sad event.
During the 2023 Soeratin U-13 Cup, a teenage football player in Bojonegoro, East Java, was struck by lightning.
After going into cardiac arrest, the player was quickly removed from the field and brought to the Ibnu Sina Hospital in Bojonegoro to receive medical attention.
With medical intervention, the child was successfully revived, and after about twenty minutes, he or she became conscious again.