A football player died after being struck by lightning during a match | VIDEO

A football player lost his life after being struck by lightning during a recent match in Indonesia.

Septain Raharja was struck by lightning on the Siliwangi Stadium turf and the tragic moment was captured and went viral on social media.

The 35-year-old Raharja was playing in a friendly match between 2 FLO FC Bandung and FBI Subang.

Local media, quoted by , claim that Raharja was still breathing after the incident and was rushed to hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

It is the second time an Indonesian footballer has been struck by lightning in the past year.

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During the 2023 Soeratin Under-13 Cup, a young footballer from Bojonegoro, East Java was also struck by lightning.

The youngster later suffered a cardiac arrest and was rushed off the field and taken to Ibnu Sina Hospital in Bojonegoro for medical treatment.

He was successfully resuscitated after medical assistance and regained consciousness after about 20 minutes, the source said.

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