Sad news that Malawi24 is gathering is that lightning has killed the daughter to former President Bakili Muluzi, Esmie Muluzi Malisita and her friend Hazel Busily today in Blantyre.
According to Chief of Staff in the Office of the former President, Lameck Daniel Mombela, the incident took place when the two visited a farm in Mpemba Area in Blantyre before it started showering and then a lightning struck them.
They were then rushed to Mwaiwathu Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Esmie was born on 31 August 1969 and she is survived by a husband and children.
Lately, there have been such incidents as the rainy season has started.
Recently police advised people to avoid sitting under the trees to avoid such accidents and parents should also look after their children to avoid drowning accidents during this rainy season.
Two men had died after they waited for the rain to end under a tree in Dedza district.