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Four dead, one missing: ship sinks after being struck by lightning off of N. Sumatra

Four dead, one missing: ship sinks after being struck by lightning off of N. Sumatra

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Four sailors have been found dead and one is missing after a ship sank off of Pini Island, South Nias regency, North Sumatra, last week. The ship was struck by lightning shortly before sinking. The four victims, identified as Eno, 35, Meti, 40, Dar, 40 and Suparman, 40, were among seven crew members aboard KM Restu Bundo when she began to sink on Thursday evening. Nias Safe and Rescue Agency (SAR) Post commander Sukroadi Sastra Wijaya said that Eno died on Friday after escaping the sinking ship and swimming to Pini Island. After he reached shore, Eno succumbed to severe burns he sustained from the lightning strike. The two other crewmen who swam with Eno, identified as Anto, 40, and Wak Kuru, 36, survived the accident.
Source: Four dead, one missing: ship sinks after being struck by lightning off of N. Sumatra

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