Elderly couple on evening jog in neighborhood park killed by lightning strike

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An elderly couple was struck by lightning while on their evening jog in the neighborhood park yesterday. The pair, who were in their 50s, were found lying face down on the ground by Jalan Kenari 10, Bandar Puchong Jaya. It is believed that they were about to return home when the lightning strike happened around 6pm.

The man was bleeding from the head as he suffered a concussion after he collapsed, and both were pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance personnel. According to New Straits Times, scorch marks and an unopened umbrella were discovered nearby.

Both their bodies were sent to University Malaya Medical Centre for a postmortem.

 


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