A footballer dies, struck by lightning in the middle of a match in Indonesia

A footballer was killed by lightning during a friendly match this Saturday at the Siliwangi stadium in Bandung, Indonesia.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
11 February 2024 Sunday 16:15
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A footballer dies, struck by lightning in the middle of a match in Indonesia

A footballer was killed by lightning during a friendly match this Saturday at the Siliwangi stadium in Bandung, Indonesia. This is Septian Raharja, a 34-year-old football player from the Football Boots Indonesia Subang club.

The video of how the lightning strikes the player has gone viral through social networks in the last few hours and has left many users on X, formerly Twitter, dumbfounded by the brutality of the images.

Some local media explain that the player was still breathing after the lightning strike and that he was taken to a nearby hospital, but that he died shortly after due to the severity of the burns.