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

dead.¡±

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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