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Lightning strike slays four men in Nasarawa

14 September 2013, 08:00

Lafia - Four men were killed on Friday by a lightning strike at Mechanic Village in Nasarawa State.

According to an eyewitness the incident occurred at around 19:05 when the men were about to leave their workshop during a downpour.

According to the eyewitness, when the deceased noticed that it was about to rain, they decided to lock up their workshop and go home, but before they could leave the workshop was struck by lightning. All four men perished during the strike.

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

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

The police are currently investigating the matter.


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