Chin refugee killed by lightning in Malaysia
16 April 2015 — Thang Tin Lian, 16, died at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia minutes after he was struck by lightning around 3pm on Sunday.
The incident happened while he was playing football in Sungai Besi, a town in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
He was injured in the chest, armpit and eyes, according to friends and family members.
Van Nun Thang, his elder brother who was on the football pitch during the incident, said that Lian was not bleeding and that he was rushed to the hospital.
He also said that Lian didn’t last long at the hospital but succumbed to his injuries, adding: “His inside was badly affected.”
The funeral service was held on Tuesday.
Together with his parents, Sui Khar and Par Zing, and brother, he has been in Malaysia as a refugee from Burma for over five years.#