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Boy struck by lightning in Perlis, survives
Published on: Tuesday, December 05, 2023
By: Bernama
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Boy struck by lightning in Perlis, survives
Kangar police chief Yusharifuddin Yusop said the boy and his mother were walking home in the rain when the eight-year-old was struck by lightning. (Bernama pic)
KANGAR: An eight-year-old boy suffered burns to almost his entire body after being struck by lightning in Kampung Permatang Kerisek, Simpang Empat, near here, last night.

Kangar police chief Yusharifuddin Yusop said that in the 7pm incident, Azizul Jaafar and his 39-year-old mother, Nor Lelawati Abu Bakar, were walking home from a neighbour’s house.

He added that Nor Lelawati was unhurt but traumatised by the incident.

“It was raining. Nor Lelawati had gone to fetch her son from a neighbour’s house,” Yusharifuddin said in a statement today.

He said the boy is being treated at Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar.

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