Lightning kills PTA boy

The boy was playing with his sister outside his home on Wednesday when the lightning struck.

FILE: Lightning struck and killed a young boy in Pretoria. Picture: freeimages.co.za

JOHANNESBURG - A five-year-old boy has died after being struck by lightning in Ga-Rankuwa outside Pretoria.

The boy was playing with his sister outside his home on Wednesday when the lightning struck.

Paramedics say the boy died at the scene.

Netcare 911's Santi Steinmann said, "The little boy was playing with his sister outside and ran towards to house as weather turned for the worst. As he opened the steel security gate, he was struck by lightning."