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KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — One man died while four others were injured this evening after they were struck by lightning while playing football in an outdoor field in Setia Badminton Academy in Setia Alam.
The incident was confirmed by Klang Utara police chief, ACP Nurulhuda Mohd Salleh.
“For now, one victim is confirmed dead, while four more are injured including one who is critical, sent to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Klang for further treatment,” she was quoted saying by Kosmo!.
Sinar Harian reported that the men were of Rohingya descent.
Shah Alam is among several areas in Klang Valley facing heavy rain and storm the past few evenings.
Social media posts showed falling tree branches blocking roads in the area earlier today.
Thunderstorm in Shah Alam/Subang. Many roads now inaccessible. Am now stuck in a car with nowhere to go. Can't go back home as all access roads has fallen trees. pic.twitter.com/v7dc9Z9CD8— jimiecheng (@jimiecheng) 10 March 2019