Monday February 4, 2013
A SCHOOLBOY was killed while another suffered serious burns when they were struck by lightning while playing football in their school field.
Three others were treated for minor burns at the Taiping Hospital following the 4.30pm incident on Thursday, Tamil Nesan reported.
R. Dinesh Kumar, a Form Five student who is also his school's football team captain, had critical burns on his head and chest and died a day after admission to the hospital.
His friend, Haresh Kumar, also 17, was discharged on Friday.
Dinesh Kumar's mother M.A. Muruheswary kept vigil by his bedside and collapsed when he succumbed to his injuries. She has been warded at the hospital's intensive care unit for excessive shock.
Dinesh Kumar, who scored 7As in the PMR examinations in 2011, leaves behind two siblings, a sister and an elder brother.