Lightning kills teacher attending football workshop in Shah Alam

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  • Friday, 29 Jan 2016

SHAH ALAM: A teacher was killed after he was struck by lightning at a secondary school in Jalan Wau 11/1, Section 11 here.

In Thursday's incident, the 32-year-old teacher and four of his colleagues were seeking shelter from the rain when tragedy struck at around 4.20pm.

Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Shafien Mamat said the deceased Mohd Farhan Masudi was leaning against the metal door of the school hall when he was hit by lightning.

"He collapsed and suffered severe head and chest injuries. Two of his friends who tried to help him were also affected by the electrical current and fainted," he related.

All three were rushed to Hospital Shah Alam for treatment but Mohd Farhan died on the way to the hospital.

His friends' conditions have since stabilised.

ACP Shafien said that Mohd Farhan was among 40 teachers attending a state-level football coaching workshop held at the school.

"Most of the teachers had already left the school at the time of the incident," he noted.

Mohd Farhan was a teacher at a secondary school in Jalan Bernam, Tanjong Karang.

The case has been classified as sudden death.

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