35-year-old Indonesian athlete dies due to lightning

In a very unfortunate turn of events, a soccer game turns into a scene of profound tragedy. Septen Raharja, an Indonesian soccer player, was struck by lightning. This shocking incident happened during the match. Highlighting the unpredictability of nature and its devastating consequences on the beautiful game.

During a regular soccer match, a lightning bolt struck the field, fatally striking one of the players. The sudden and unexpected nature of the incident shocked the sports world. The game was called off immediately as officials and players grappled with the gravity of the situation.

Indonesian player dies due to lightning

A player known as Septen Raheja was struck by lightning. The 35-year-old athlete is known for his passion and dedication towards the sport. As news of the incident spread, social media platforms were flooded with grief and mourning. Teammates, fans and fellow athletes mourn the loss of a talented individual.

In a shocking and tragic incident that happened on Saturday, February 10, during a soccer match between FLO FC Bandung and FBI Subang in Indonesia. A soccer player was fatally struck by lightning. Who seemed to have died on the spot. He was captured in a viral video walking casually on the field. was waiting for the ball, when suddenly, lightning struck, causing him to fall.

The events unfolded tragically and suddenly, visibly surprising the other players on the field. They took swift action to take the player to hospital, but local media reports confirmed the heartbreaking news, he did not survive and was declared dead. Later, conflicting reports emerged, suggesting that he was initially still breathing after being struck by lightning, but sadly succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

Past examples of similar events

Soccer has unfortunately seen similar tragedies before. In December 2023, a lightning strike struck a soccer pitch in Brazil. Due to which one player died and six others were injured. After collapsing on the field, the 21-year-old soccer player was rushed to hospital, but sadly succumbed to his injuries.

This tragic incident is not a one-time incident but a constant reminder of the threat from above. In 2023, a young soccer player, Luyanda Ntshangas, faced a similar fate. While he was pursuing his passion, a lightning strike suddenly ended his dreams.

During a training session in 2002, the Lightning tragically cut down Colombian midfielder Giovanni Cordoba and his teammate Hernán Gaviria. A bolt of lightning, apparently during a routine training session, struck him down. Leaving their colleagues and loved ones in complete shock.

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