An army officer, who was a week short of his first year in the force, was killed when he was struck by a bolt of lightning as he was eating lunch with his colleagues in a tent in Kota Belud yesterday.

Lt Wan Nor Shafuan Wan Mohd Nor, 22, from Kelantan died at the Kota Belud hospital at about 11.30am. He suffered brain injuries and burns on his chest and neck while his seven colleagues including a captain from the 22nd Unit of the Sandakan Malay Regiment were injured and are receiving treatment at the hospital. Read the whole story