21 Nov '11, 2am

2 hit by lightning on fishing trip off Punggol; 1 dies

2 hit by lightning on fishing trip off Punggol; 1 dies

The body of Mr Tan Guan Yin being carried away. -- PHOTOS: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS, LIANHE WANBAO By Leonard Lim & Elizabeth Soh A pair of friends on a fishing trip to Coney Island were struck by lightning on Saturday evening, leaving one dead and the other in critical condition. Tan Guan Yin, 40, and Eng Yang Huat, 41, are believed to have been taking shelter under a tree when a storm hit the island, which lies off Punggol. Tan, a dispatch rider and bachelor, was killed instantly, and Mr Eng, whose occupation is unknown, was left lying in spasms, and badly burnt. A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesman confirmed the incident on Sunday, saying a call for help came at 5.19pm. SCDF officers arrived at the scene 11 minutes later and rushed Mr Eng to Changi General Hospital, where he is in intensive care.

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