A Myanmar national died after he was struck by lightning at the Setia Alam Badminton Academy field here today. (Pic courtesy from NSTP reader)

SHAH ALAM: A Myanmar national died after he was struck by lightning at the Setia Alam Badminton Academy field here today.

In the 5.05pm incident, the victim, identified as 19-year-old Rohimullah, died on the spot.

It is understood that Rohimullah was there to support Rohingya Klang FC (RKFC), which was playing a friendly match against Super Nova FC.

Another spectator was also struck by lightning and is reported to be in critical condition.

The organiser and referee of the match, Zainizam Zambri, said the victim was believed to be using his mobile phone when the incident occurred.

He added that the match was called off 30 minutes earlier due to rain.

"I ended the match after I heard thunder. I also told everyone at the field to leave the area to prevent untoward incidents from happening.

"However, lightning suddenly struck the victim and I saw four other people nearby him falling down.


Another spectator was also struck by lightning and is reported to be in critical condition. (Pic courtesy from NSTP reader)

"We couldn't help them because there was still lightning and we were worried for our safety," he said when met here.

Zainizam said he and several other people approached the victim five minutes after the incident and found him lifeless.

"Another victim, who is in critical condition, was given CPR before he and three other people were rushed to a hospital.

"Rohimullah suffered burns to his legs and his clothes were burnt."

Klang Utara district police chief Assistant Commissioner Nurulhuda Mohd Salleh, when contacted, confirmed the incident.