Amateur player killed by lightning during match in Indonesia


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A tragic incident occurred in Indonesia when a football player was struck by lightning and died during an amateur league match. The news of the death of 34-year-old Septian Raharja shocked not only Indonesia but also the rest of the world. Raharja was playing for FBI Subang in a friendly match against FC Bandung at Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung, West Java when the tragic incident occurred.

Local media reported that after being struck by lightning, Raharja collapsed on the field. The other players quickly rushed to his aid and moved him to the side of the playing field. Another player who was close to Raharja also felt the impact of the lightning but did not suffer any complications.

Raharja was immediately taken to Sariningsih Hospital in Bandung, but despite the efforts of paramedics, they were unable to revive him, and he passed away shortly after arriving at the medical center. Raharja was an amateur player from Karangmanyar village, Subang district, Subang regency. His family decided not to perform an autopsy on him after the tragic incident.

The owners of Siliwangi football field compensated Raharja’s family for the incident. They also provided financial assistance and arranged for Raharja to be taken to the hospital after he was struck by lightning. The organizers of the playing field expressed their condolences and hoped for strength and fortitude for Raharja’s family.

Reports indicated that the weather changed drastically during the friendly match, with heavy rains and electrical activity occurring. It is suspected that the lightning struck Raharja’s boots, causing burns on his legs and other areas of his body, which almost led to his death.

The tragic death of Septian Raharja serves as a reminder of the dangers of playing sports during severe weather conditions. It is important for players and organizers to be aware of the weather and take necessary precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved in sporting events. Our thoughts are with Raharja’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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