Soccer Player Dies After Being Struck by Lightning During Game

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A soccer player died after being struck by lightning during a game in Indonesia over the weekend, reports say.

The fatal on-field strike took place around 15 minutes into a game taking place at the Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung, the capital city of the West Java province, on Saturday. Disturbing footage purportedly showing the incident was widely shared on social media, in which a player can be seen being hit by a bright flash and then collapsing to the ground.

Local outlet PRFM News said the incident took place during a game between 2 FLO FC Bandung and FBI Subang. The latter posted an Instagram image seemingly paying tribute to one of its players on Sunday, while 2 FLO shared a separate message of condolence identifying the deceased athlete as Septian Raharja.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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