Lightning ends lunch for man injured by strike at hotel in Gauteng
A man eating lunch with his family suffered burns after being “indirectly struck” by lightning at a hotel in Gauteng on Friday.
The 50-year-old reportedly suffered moderate injuries after the strike in Boksburg North.
ER24 spokesperson Ross Campbell said in a statement that paramedics received a distress call from a community-based emergency vehicle and arrived at the scene around 4pm.
“The man had apparently been eating lunch with his family under a gazebo when the lightning struck nearby,” he said.
“He suffered burns to his leg as well as other moderate injuries and was treated on scene before being transported to a private hospital in the area for further care.”
The SA Weather Service issued an alert earlier in the day for possible severe thunderstorms across parts of Gauteng.
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