Man killed by lightning in Gauteng


A man in his 30s was killed by lightning thunderstorm on a farm in Elandsfontein, Gauteng on Monday.

On Monday, a man who is said to be in his 30s was murdered by lightning in the midst of a thunderstorm on a farm in Elandsfontein, Gauteng.

This was reported according to ER24 paramedics who was present at the scene as the province battled with afternoon storms.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 16h55 to find the man lying motionless in the field, surrounded by colleagues. Medics assessed the man and found that nothing could be done for him, so he was declared dead,” said spokesperson  Russel Meiring.

He said local authorities were also present on the scene for further investigation.

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