52-Year-Old Security Guard Dies After Being Struck By Lightning In Titiwangsa Park

On Thursday, a security guard who was jogging in Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, died after he was struck by lightning.

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On 16 October, a 52-year-old man, who by profession was a security guard and lived in Jalan Semarak, died after he was struck by lightning while he was jogging in Taman Tasik Titiwangsa

This is an unrelated image of Taman Tasik Titiwangsa used for illustration purposes only.

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He would jog along the same track in the park daily and did so even during the brief thunderstorm on late Thursday evening, said Wangsa Maju acting OCPD Deputy Supt. Asmadi Abdul Aziz

"At about 6.30pm, lightning struck a coconut tree. He was also hit by the lightning and died on the spot," Asmadi said.

His body has been sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a post-mortem examination, The Star reported

A picture of the victim after the lightning strike, published on the Friends of BN Facebook page.

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According to a 2010 report by the United States National Lightning Safety Institute, Malaysia has the second highest number of lightning strikes in the world

Its chairman Richard Kithil Jr said that Malaysian records nearly double the number of thunderstorms than in the US state of Florida, which averages about 90 thunderstorms a day. "Lightning is considered the worst natural killer, causing at least 25,000 deaths worldwide each year," he said.

Meanwhile, last month on 30 September, in an unrelated case, a City Hall worker had stumbled on a body of an unidentified man while cleaning an area at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa

Police said it was not yet known how long the man had been dead before the body was discovered by the worker. No documents were found on the body, which was clad in a black long-sleeved T-shirt and blue shorts.

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