Foreign worker survives after being struck by lightning in Choa Chu Kang

Mr Nasu being taken to an ambulance. -- PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER READER
Mr Nasu being taken to an ambulance. -- PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER READER

SINGAPORE - A Bangladeshi construction worker survived being struck by lightning during a storm on Tuesday.

Mr Mohd Nasu, 34, was hit outside Limbang Shopping Centre in Choa Chu Kang at around 4.30pm, The New Paper reported.

People in the area said that the man works in the Sungei Kadut factory area, and that Mr Nasu's colleagues carried him into the shopping centre and put him in front of a clinic.

He was holding a metal pole and could still walk, but his right arm looked burnt. A staff member at the clinic told The New Paper that the injury looked severe and that Mr Nasu was in pain.

He was later seen being wheeled to an ambulance and taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.