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Aussie goalie dies from lightning strike

NZN 1/05/2016

Australian goalkeeper Stefan Petrovski, who was struck by lightning during a training session in Malaysia last month, has died in hospital.

The 18-year-old was one of two players from Malaysian club Malacca United to be struck during the freak incident on April 5.

Petrovski, a former Sydney Olympic keeper, was rushed to hospital and put on life support.

His death was confirmed by Professional Footballers Association of Malaysia on Sunday.

"PFAM is saddened that Stefan Petrovski, has passed away. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family," it tweeted.

Of mixed Serbian and Malaysian descent, Petrovski began his career at Sydney Olympic before joining Malacca United when he received his citizenship.

"VALE STEFAN PETROVSKI It is with great sadness that we advise our Olympic son Stefan Petrovski has passed away. RIP," the club posted on Twitter.

Football Federation Australia also posted their condolences.

"We are saddened to hear of the passing of young goalkeeper, Stefan Petrovski. Vale Stefan. Rest in peace," FFA tweeted.

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