In a shocking and tragic incident, a footballer passed away after being hit by lightning during a match in Indonesia on Sunday, February 11. The footage revealed how he suddenly collapsed in the middle of the field after a lightning bolt hit him during a football match on Sunday afternoon.
The victim, who has been recognised as 34-year-old from Subang, was competing in a friendly match between FC Bandung and FBI Subang when he collapsed in the middle of the field at the Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung, West Java.
However, reports by local media including the PRFM News state that the footballer was still breathing after the incident unfolded. The 34-year-old was rushed to a local hospital but passed away just in time. The video of this horrifying incident has been doing rounds on social media.
Watch the tragic accident here:
It is to be noted that tragic deaths on the field have been a common phenomenon off late. Recently two Indian cricketers passed away in shocking turn of events. While one death occurred after a ball hit a player on his head, in another incident, a cricketer suffered a cardiac arrest in the middle of a cricket match and lost his life.