Published: Saturday February 16, 2013 MYT 10:56:00 PM
Updated: Saturday February 16, 2013 MYT 11:00:43 PM
Lightning kills student playing football
TELUK INTAN: A student playing football with his friends was killed when lightning struck the field they were in.
Two others were also injured during the 5.20pm incident in Taman Desa Bakti, Jalan Kampung Banjar here on Saturday.
Mohd Amir Alias, 15, died after he was brought to a nearby surau while Mohd Amin Asrin, 16, and Mohd Shafiq Amirul Shamsuddin, 14, were admitted to the hospital here.
The three were playing football with eight of their friends in the field not far from their school, Sekolah Maahad Tahfiz Al-Furqan.
Mohd Amir, from Tapah, is believed to have been directly hit by a lightning bolt.
Taman Desa Bakti Neighbourhood Watch chairman Mohamad Darus, 54, said the boy was already lifeless when he was brought to the surau.
"This is very saddening indeed and something very unexpected,” he said.
Safatri Nazir, 15, who was among the players, said he helped to carry Mohd Amir, who was bleeding in the mouth, to the surau. “But I noticed that he was motionless,” he said. - Bernama