Boksburg man injured as lightning strikes near him

2020-01-03 23:06
File photo: Lightning strikes. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

File photo: Lightning strikes. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images) (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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A 50-year-old man was injured by a lightning strike near him while he was having lunch in Boksburg on Friday, paramedics said. 

Spokesperson Ross Campbell said the man was eating lunch with his family under a gazebo when lightning struck nearby. 

READ: 'I feel like a T-Rex': Couple survives after lightning strikes their car

He suffered burns to his leg and other moderate injuries. 

He was treated on the scene and taken to a private hospital for further care. 

- Compiled by Jenni Evans

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