Lightning injures policewoman and man


  • Nation
  • Friday, 15 Aug 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: A policewoman with the rank of Sarjan and a man were injured when they were struck by lightning during heavy rain in the city last night. 

A Civil Defence Department operations room spokesman said the incidents occurred separately while the two were passing through Jalan Damai. 

A Dang Wangi district police headquarters operations room spokesman said Sarjan Minah Saad, who was attached there, is in intensive care.  

The identity of the male victim has not been ascertained. 

The heavy rain since 7pm caused flash floods in several areas and massive traffic jams.  

The water level rose to three metres near the Kuala Lumpur International Hotel and Kampung Baru. 

At Jalan Semarak, a month-old girl and her mother cheated death when a 130-year-old tree was uprooted near the Valentine eating shop. 

Two cars were damaged when the tree fell on them. 

“The rain had just stopped when we heard a loud noise from the direction of the tree, and all the customers and workers rushed out,” the stall owner said. – Bernama 

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