A soccer player in Indonesia tragically died after a lightning bolt struck the 35-year-old on the pitch during a match … and the terrifying moment was caught on video.
The deadly incident occurred Saturday at the Siliwangi Stadium … when Septain Raharja, playing in a friendly for FBI Subang, suddenly collapsed after being struck. Teammates and others came rushing over to help.
Rahajra, who suffered a severe burn, was still breathing after the strike and was transported to a local hospital, according to a local report, but later died.
Several teams paid tribute to Raharja following his tragic death … taking a moment of silence, and sharing condolences on his team’s Instagram, including star soccer player Cristian Gonzalez.
This is the second time a soccer player was struck by lightning in Indonesia in the last year … it also happened during the Soeratin U-13 Cup, when a young athlete was hit.