Boy, 8, survives lightning strike with burns


KANGAR: An eight-year-old boy was walking home from a neighbour’s house when he was struck by lightning.

The boy lived to tell the tale, although he suffered burns on almost all of his body.

Kangar police chief Asst Comm Yusharifuddin Mohd Yusop said that in the 7pm incident on Monday, Muhamad Azizul Jaafar and his 39-year-old mother, Nor Lelawati Abu Bakar, were walking to their house in Kampung Permatang Kerisek, Simpang Empat, here when he was struck by lightning.

Nor Lelawati was unhurt but traumatised.

“It was raining and she had gone to fetch her son from the neighbour’s house,” ACP Yusharifuddin told Bernama.

The boy is being treated at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar.

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