Couple killed by lightning during evening jog in Puchong playground


KUALA LUMPUR: An elderly couple died when they were struck by lightning at a playground at Jalan Kenari 10, Puchong Jaya, yesterday.

It is understood that the two, Yee Boon Koo, 59, and Ooi Lee Chen, 57, were out jogging and were just about to go home when tragedy struck at 6pm.

Members of the public found both of them sprawled face down on the foot path. Scorch marks were found about two feet away from the bodies.

An unopened umbrella was found near the couple.

A witness, who declined to be named, said he heard a scream coming from the location and then saw the couple already on the ground.

"It wasn't raining yet when the incident happened," said the witness.

Serdang deputy police chief Superintendent Lee Wai Leong said Yee showed signs of a head injury, presumably from the fall.

The couple was pronounced dead at the scene by a medical officer from the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre.