Lightning kills jogging couple

By Kenneth Tee
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — A couple was struck by lightning while jogging in their neighbourhood park in Bandar Puchong Jaya here yesterday.

Yee Boon Koo, 59, and wife Ooi Lee Chen, 57, were found sprawled motionless on the jogging track at the park off Jalan Kenari 10 by a passer-by at about 6pm.

Serdang deputy OCPC Supt Lee Wai Leong said police were alerted about two unidentified individuals who were believed to have been struck by lightning. 

“There were visible signs of a lightning strike about half a metre from the footpath where their bodies were found,” he said.

He said a few bricks were dislodged and shattered by the impact. 

Checks also revealed Yee was bleeding from his head due to a concussion after he collapsed.

Lee said medical officers confirmed their deaths at the scene an hour later and their bodies were sent to University Malaya Medical Centre.

A neighbour, who declined to be named, said the couple had decided to cut short their evening jog as dark clouds were looming and it was threatening to rain.

“They never failed to go jogging daily at the nearby park,” he said.