That Saturday, another player on the team also suffered an electric shock, but was uninjured. The Palmeiras team is hit during training at the former Palestra Iália stadium; Remember

February 12
– 10:31

(update at 10:46)

The tragic incident occurred during a friendly match between the teams 2 FLO FC Bandung and Subang FBINO Siliwangi Stadiumon Saturday in Bandung, Indonesia. Lightning struck the football player, who did not resist the electric discharge and died. The photos recorded the exact moment when the 34-year-old player fell on the pitch after being struck by lightning. The video shows the exact moment lightning struck the lawn next to the athlete, who immediately fainted.

Despite the efforts of rescuers and part of the team and immediate transport to the hospital, the player could not be saved. The video also shows another athlete struck by lightning, this time a little further away from where he fell. The player leaves without injury.

This tragic event is the second case in which footballers were struck by lightning in Indonesia in the last 12 months. Last year, a young footballer Bojnegoro was also hit during Copa Soeratin Sub-13suffered a cardiac arrest on the lawn.

He was quickly transported to Ibnu Sina Hospital, where he received medical attention and regained consciousness after being unconscious for about 20 minutes.

In some situations, it was possible to “predict” the event even before lightning struck. Some people online have reported that the hairs on their skin stand on end. Others experienced a tingling sensation on their skin. Even the metallic taste in my mouth appeared as a “foreshadowing” of what was to come. These signals mean that the surrounding electric field is very strong and lightning may soon strike.

If a person notices any of these symptoms, it is very important to go immediately to a safe place, such as a closed room or the inside of a car, protected by rubber tires that act as an insulator. Lightning is unpredictable, so be careful when you hear thunder.

This was not an isolated case in Indonesia. Last year, during a Copa do Sul Paraná match in Brazil, 21-year-old Brazilian player Caio Henrique de Lima Gonçalves was also struck by lightning on the pitch. Although he was taken to hospital after fainting, he did not survive. In the same episode, six other players on the field were also hit but were not killed.

Estadão Collection

In 1983, Palmeiras was knocked down on the pitch. During training, the team was struck by lightning. The players and the coach were shocked by a strong electric charge. Player Carlos Alberto Borges required resuscitation by a doctor. This happened at a time when Palmeiras' training sessions were taking place on the pitch itself, at Parque Antártica, now Allianz Parque. Thursday morning practice on September 15, 1983 was about to start when lightning struck the field and almost everyone on the field fell to the ground. Read Edmundo Leite's report on: Stadium.

What to do when lightning strikes

Lightning kills bather in Praia Grande: how many died in Brazil? Where are there more cases? How to protect yourself? Deaths mainly occur in spring, summer and autumn. Between 2013 and 2022, at least 835 people were killed by lightning in Brazil, an average of 83.5 deaths per year. According to a study conducted by the Atmospheric Electricity Group (Elat) of the National Institute for Space Research (Inpe), the country is the world champion in terms of lightning occurrence, with approximately 78 million lightning strikes every year. See the full report on this topic.