‘I’m going back to church’: lightning hits pals

17 January 2019 - 08:00 By Katharine Child
Clinton Fleming was struck by lightning at Loskop Dam. This photo was taken hours before the strike.
Clinton Fleming was struck by lightning at Loskop Dam. This photo was taken hours before the strike.
Image: Charne Nel

It had been an hour since fish had bitten. The sun was blazing and a few drops of rain began to fall.

Frustrated fishermen watched as safety officer Jaco le Roux  finally reeled in a fish – and then there was an enormous “explosion”, a white flash, and Le Roux and his friend collapsed.

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