Couple and three-year-old child killed in lightning strike

SEREMBAN: A couple and their three-year-old son died after they were struck by lightning during a storm on Tuesday (June 5) evening.

S. Elangovan, 38 was killed along with his 36-year-old wife K. Kaliammah and their three-year-old son Vinesh were tending to their goats in their farm near Bahau when the incident happened.

Jeram Padang assemblyman Datuk L. Manickam said the couple's 12-year-old son survived the incident.

It is learnt that some of the animals and guard dogs were also killed in the incident.

"They were at the farm when it was struck by a massive bolt around 7pm. This is truly tragic," he said.

Manickam said the family were settlers at a Felda land scheme in the area.