‘Incident could have been avoided’
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.