Man killed by lightning in Sungai Petani

SUNGAI PETANI: A 31-year-old local man has been killed by lightning in Kampung Baru Pulau Tiga, Sungai Layar, near here.

Kuala Muda district police chief ACP Wan Azharuddin Wan Ismail said the victim, Mohammad Shahrim Sheh Ali, was sitting on a swing in a hut located in front of his house.

"The incident is believed to have occurred at 9.45pm on Monday (May 27) night, during heavy rain and lightning.

"The victim's wife, along with her brother and friends, thought that he was sleeping and did not want to disturb him.

"When his wife went to wake him up at 10pm, the victim was motionless and unconscious," he said in a statement on Tuesday (May 28).

The victim was rushed to Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital (HSAH) and doctors confirmed that the victim had died on the way to hospital.

"Further investigations found that the victim, who worked as a crane driver, was in good health and had no record of any chronic illness.

"There were burn marks on the wood where the swing hung from and an electric wire was damaged. There were also burn marks on the victim's body.

"There was no criminal element found," he said, adding that the victim's body was taken to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (HSB), Alor Setar, for a post-mortem examination. – Bernama

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