A man camping with his brother has died after being struck by lightning during a fierce storm in South Australia’s Riverland.
The 29-year-old man was struck in Eba, about 160km northeast of Adelaide, about 5pm on Saturday.
His brother was reportedly standing just metres away when the tragedy happened.
Farmer David Modistach said it was an intense storm.
“We haven’t had storms like that here for years and it was good to see, but there was a lot of lightning and thunder,” he told 9 News.
“You’re pretty unlucky to get hit.”
In a brief statement, police confirmed the man died at the scene.
Police are preparing a report for the coroner.
One of the ambulances called to the emergency also reportedly became bogged on its way in.
A 39-year-old man was killed by lightning at Cornerstone College in the Adelaide Hills in 2016.
Up to 10 people are estimated to die from lightning strikes in Australia every year, while more than 100 are injured.