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‘Bang’ during the game… Indonesian soccer player dies in lightning strike

‘Bang’ during the game… Indonesian soccer player dies in lightning strike

A lightning accident occurred during a game held at Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung, Indonesia on the 10th. Photo = Daily Mail capture
A lightning accident occurred during a game held at Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung, Indonesia on the 10th. Photo = Daily Mail capture

An unfortunate accident occurred in Indonesia where a soccer player was struck by lightning and died during a game.

According to foreign media such as Hindustan Times and prfm news on the 12th (local time), defender Septian Laharja (35) was involved in a friendly match between 2 FLO FC Bandung and FBI Subang held at Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung, Bandung, Java Island, Indonesia on the 10th. I was struck by lightning and fell down.

If you look at the video filmed from the stands that day, lightning flashes and the player present falls down.

According to an analysis by the Indonesian Meteorological, Climatic and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), there was a cloud with lightning 300 meters above the stadium on the day of the accident.

Laharja was breathing immediately after being struck by lightning. However, he eventually died after being taken to the hospital due to severe burns.

Meanwhile, there was a lightning accident that occurred during a soccer game last year as well.

A player from Bojonegoro, East Java, Indonesia, was taken to a nearby hospital after being struck by lightning during a Soeratin U-13 Cup match last year. It is reported that he was in cardiac arrest at the time of the accident, but regained consciousness after receiving treatment.

Also, in the same year, one person was killed and six were injured when lightning struck the stadium during a game in the southern Brazilian state of Parana.

Electronic Newspaper Internet Reporter Seo Hee-won shw@etnews.com

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