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    A footballer tragically died after being struck by lightning while playing football in Indonesia on Saturday afternoon.

    Chilling video captured the exact moment the 34-year-old male victim from Subang collapsed at Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung, West Java.

    The man was competing in a friendly football match between 2 FLO FC Bandung and FBI Subang.

    Local media reports. PRFM News They say the man was still breathing after the incident and was rushed to a local hospital, but died shortly after.

    The horrifying video clip has since gone viral on social media, with football fans and players offering their condolences.

    A chilling video captured the exact moment in which the 34-year-old footballer was run over

    ‘RIP that player,’ one X user commented.

    ‘This is what I have in my nightmares. “I lived through the ‘Earthquake of ’89’ in San Francisco that ended the third game of the Baseball World Series,” wrote another.

    A third responded: “That’s horrible and my deepest condolences.” In my time as a referee I was always aware of the time, I think it’s in the FIFA manual. Precisely for this reason. I don’t know if that was possible here or if there was a referee. “This video will reach FIFA and referee associations around the world.”

    This tragic incident is the second time an Indonesian footballer has been struck by lightning in the last 12 months.

    A young footballer from Bojonegoro, East Java, was struck by lightning during the Soeratin U-13 Cup in 2023.

    The player, who suffered cardiac arrest, was quickly taken off the field and taken to Ibnu Sina Hospital in Bojonegoro for medical treatment.

    The young man was successfully resuscitated after medical assistance and regained consciousness after approximately 20 minutes.

    The man was competing in a friendly football match between 2 FLO FC Bandung and FBI Subang at Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung, West Java (pictured)

    In 2023, a 21-year-old Brazilian footballer was also struck by lightning while on the field in Brazil.

    Caio Henrique de Lima Gonçalves, 21, was playing for his team Uniao Jaiirense in a cup match in the southern state of Paraná when he was struck by lightning.

    He was rushed to hospital after collapsing in the field, but later died from his injuries.

    Six other players who were on the field were also struck by lightning and subsequently had to spend time in the hospital.


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