Lightning strikes boat at sea, 2 injured

Photo shows a fishing boat that was struck with lightning on December 10, 2019 near G. A Maarandhoo. (Photo/Police)

A Maldivian fishing boat at sea has been struck with lightning.

The incident left two crew members of the boat with not so serious injuries. There were 13 people on board the fishing boat when it was struck with li8ghtninng near G. A Maarandhoo late last night. Those injured are now being treated in the health center of G. A Kolamaafushi.

Police have now towed the boat struck with lightning to G. A Kolamaafushi. The incident caused damage to the wheelhouse and electrical equipment on board.