An unfortunate accident has occurred.
“A soccer player in Indonesia has died after being struck by lightning on the field during a game,” the UK’s Tribune reported on Wednesday.
This is shocking and unfortunate news. The deceased player was a member of Persikas Subanga, a club in the Indonesian third division (Liga 3), 스포츠토토 and is believed to be one of the defenders according to the video.
The media outlet said, “A tragic incident has occurred. The match was a friendly and the 30-year-old player collapsed shortly after being struck by a huge lightning bolt. The incident took place at the Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung, a city on the Indonesian island of Java, where the match was held.”
The athlete was rushed to the hospital, but the damage to his body was so severe that he died, according to Tribuna.
Indonesian media outlet VoilD reported the same day that “this is not the first time an athlete has been struck by lightning in a stadium. Previously, American professional MMA fighter Jesse Henry was killed in an explosion caused by lightning while working as a firefighter.”