Thunder strikes 4 persons dead


Four persons were killed on Friday when thunder struck at Mechanic Village in Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, central Nigeria.

A witness said the incident occurred at Bukan-Sidi around 7:05 p.m. when the four men were about leaving their workshop following a downpour.

According to the witness, when the deceased noticed that it was about to rain, they decided to lockup their workshop and go home, but before they could leave the workshop thunder struck .

Sympathisers and passers-by were seen in groups, discussing the incident.

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The bodies of the victims have been deposited at the Dahaltu Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia.

When contacted on telephone, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer in the Police Command in the State, ASP Cornelious Ocholi, confirmed the story.

He said the police would investigate the matter.

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