Lightning Strikes Dead Three Family Members In Benue
Lightning Strikes Dead Three Family Members In Benue

Lightning Strikes Dead Three Family Members In Benue

Lightning Strikes Dead Three Family Members In Benue

Three family members have been struck dead by lightening during a heavy rainfall in benue state.

The tragic incident occurred on Wednesday evening in Agatha community in the Guma local government area.

Sources said the family members whose ages range from six to nine were returning from farm after harvesting produce.

They were struck dead by the lightening and died on the spot.

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According to a source, “The two girls and the about six years old boy were in the farm to harvest produce for the family when the heavy rain started, Wednesday, around 4p.m.

“They decided to return home. It was while on their way that they were struck by the lightning near their house.

“People ran for safety when the lightning struck but it was discovered that three of them were unfortunate and were affected. They died on the spot. Their bodies have been recovered by the family members.

“It was a strange incident, this is the first time a thing of this nature is recorded in Agasha. The major challenge in the community is the menace of herders, the issue of lightning killing anyone has never been reported in Agasha before now,” a source in the area said.

Efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer, Catherine Anene, was unsuccessful.

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