21 Nov '11, 4am

Lightning kills man, severely injures another off Punggol #Singapore

A fishing trip turned into tragedy after lightning struck two Singaporeans at Coney Island off Punggol on Saturday afternoon, killing one and seriously injuring the other. An eyewitness who wanted to be known as Abu said he was fishing near the pair – Eng Yang Huai, 41, and Tan Guan Yin, 46 – when lightning hit both men, who then fell to the ground. Upon checking, he found that one of them was not breathing while the other was badly injured and bleeding severely, he told Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao . Eng has since been admitted to the intensive care unit at Changi General Hospital and has yet to be informed that his friend had died, reported The New Paper . He also repeatedly complained of head and chest pain, said his family members. Meanwhile, a Singapore Civil Defence Spokesman said they received a call about the incident at 5:19pm on Saturday. Tan was pronounced dead o...

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