A soccer player has died after being struck by lightning mid-game in Indonesia.

Videos have been posted online of the incident, which show the FBI Subang player walking across the field when a bolt of lightning suddenly hits him before he falls to the ground.

According to British newspaper The Mirror, the player collapsed at Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung on the island of Java. The incident took place during a friendly match between 2 FLO FC Bandung and FBI Subang, the newspaper has reported. The identity of the player has not yet been confirmed.

Local news site PRFM reported that the man was struck on Saturday, February 10, at around 3:30 p.m. local time. He was taken to Sariningsih Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

A stock image shows two people playing soccer. An Indonesian soccer player was pronounced dead after being struck by lightning mid-game.


This is a breaking news story and will be updated.