Lightning strikes pregnant woman, barber dead in Benue.

By 01:11 Sun, 25 May 2014 Comments

While closing her shop after a hard days work a pregnant

woman met with her untimely death on saturday. She

was killed by lightning during a downpour in Gboko Local

Government Area of Benue State at 7pm.

She wasn¡¯t the only victim, a man who was said to be a

barber within the shopping complex was also struck at the

same time.

Haanya Aondoakaa, a man who reportedly witnessed the

tragic incident said: ¡°When the rain started we were all

happy because we have had scarcity of rains this year, but

the thunder and lightning that accompanied the rain

scared everyone.

¡°It was not quite long after the rain started that we heard

loud screams and wailing which compelled people to

scamper for safety.

¡°In the mist of that confusion, we discovered that the two

victims were struck to death by the lightning.

¡°It was a sorry sight. But we managed to render assistance

by taking them to a hospital for medical attention, which

was however too late in coming because they were already


The chairman of Gboko Local Government Area, Nahan

Zenda confirmed the incident adding that the police have

been informed about the tragedy.



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