3 September 2013
SUBANG JAYA: It was supposed to be a happy occasion, but joy soon turned to grief.
Mohd Fareez Naim Mohd Fuzi, 18, was struck by lightning and killed while his pregnant aunt was injured.
He was holding an umbrella and walking in the rain with his aunt to a field, where a wedding reception for his brother was being held, when lightning struck at 3.30pm on Sunday.
The field was 200m from the family's home in Jalan TK5/11, Taman Kinrara, Puchong.
His father, Mohd Fuzi Mahmud, 55, said he was entertaining guests under the canopy at that time.
"I did not realise what had happened until the guests started screaming.
"They told me that my son and his aunt had been struck by lightning and thrown several metres away.
"I rushed to Fareez and saw him lying motionless. I tried to call him but there was no response."
Fareez Naim was declared dead on arrival at Columbia Asia Hospital in Bandar Puteri Puchong.
He was a first-semester student in electrical and electronic engineering at Port Dickson Polytechnic.
He was buried at the Kampung Bohol Muslim cemetery in Jalan Klang Lama yesterday.