A football match in Indonesia on Sunday, January 11, turned tragic when a player from FLO FC Bandung was struck by lightning. The devastating incident resulted in the player's immediate and unfortunate demise on the spot.
In a widely circulated video, the footballer can be seen leisurely walking on the field, anticipating the ball's arrival. Out of nowhere, lightning strikes, and the player collapses on the field, leaving fellow players in utter disbelief.
The player was swiftly taken to the hospital, but unfortunately, he did not survive and was declared brought dead, reports say.
According to local reports, the incident happened at at Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung, West Java, during a friendly football match between FLO FC Bandung and FBI Subang. The tragic incident unfolded on the field.
This incident is not the first of its kind during a football match. In December of last year, another tragic event unfolded when a lightning bolt struck a football pitch in Brazil. The outcome was fatal for one player, and six others sustained injuries. The 21-year-old footballer, who collapsed on the field, was immediately brought to the hospital but succumbed to the injuries later.