‘In­ci­dent could have been avoided’

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when the tragedy struck. An um­brella was found near them.

Brooks Run­ning Club pres­i­dent Alvine Nathan said the um­brella, which was part metal, was not the rea­son they were struck by lightning.

“Metal doesn’t at­tract lightning. It can only con­duct elec­tric­ity.”

IPOH: The death of a cou­ple caused by lightning in Pu­chong Jaya, Se­lan­gor, on Sun­day could have been avoided if lightning safety rules had been ap­plied.

Yee Boon Koo, 59, and Ooi Lee Chen, 57, were about to re­turn home af­ter jog­ging at a play­ground

He said peo­ple should seek shel­ter as soon as thun­der­clouds gath­ered on the hori­zon.

He said peo­ple should not use mo­bile phones or gad­gets while jog­ging as they could en­able elec­tric cur­rents to pass through the hu­man body.

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