Horror as footballer dies after being struck by lightning in Indonesia | EUROtoday
A footballer has died in horrifying circumstances after being struck by lightning whereas taking part in a match.
The 34-year-old sufferer was rushed to hospital after the massive blast however was declared lifeless quickly after, in keeping with native media in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.
Gruesome CCTV footage from Silliwangi stadium reveals sufferer Septian Raharja on the best wing in pouring rain quarter-hour after kick-off on February 10.
As his workforce begins to assault, a large lightning bolt hits him and he falls to the pitch in a flash of fireside. Other gamers rushed to assist the stricken striker.
Septian is claimed to have suffered burns on his legs and pores and skin, and chest accidents and his soccer strip and boots caught hearth within the intense warmth.
He had been taking part in an away match for FBI Subang in opposition to 2 FLO FC Bandung.
One 2 FLO FC Bandung participant, named solely as GJ in native media, stated lightning from a monsoon thunderstorm first hit an earthing rod.
He defined: “Once the lightning struck the rod, the second time it hit the victim’s leg.
“From there, there started to be lots of lightning. The victim fell.”
GJ stated the match would by no means have began if it had been raining at kick-off as thunderstorms are so harmful within the wet season.
He defined: “It was hot at the start of the game, but it was already raining in the south and east. It was still hot on the field. That’s why we dared to play.”