Lightning kills one in Mchinji

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The rainy season is here and with it are the casualties.

A 33 year old man in Mchinji has died after being struck by lightning.

BlantyreAccording to a brother of the deceased, the man Innocent Nthere  was electrocuted by  lightning that struck him in the evening hours of November 11, 2017 within Mchinji Boma.

Malawi24 caught up with Mchinji police spokesperson Kaitano Lubrino who  confirmed about the death.

Lubrino told Malawi24 that  Nthere was cycling from his maize garden towards his home and at the time there was a thunderstorm.

Lightning then struck the man and he died on the spot.

A postmortem conducted at Mchinji District Hospital established that death occurred due to electrocution.

Meanwhile, the police through Mchinji Police Station are advising the general public to make sure that they adhere to weather forecast guidelines to avoid re-occurrence of similar incidents.

 

 

 

 

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  1. It kills people everywhere with hotspots in brazil,usa and some parts where many are killed…its a matter of fate why africans behave like that?no wonder some believe in blood sucking rumours….foolish RIP

    • Which country are you from, Machiavelli Wale Sundowns? As far as I know lightning kills people all over the world. That is why, as a child, my parents taught me to stay away from open spaces when there is lightning, never to take cover under the tallest tree, and to stay away from granite rocks. Lightning usually strikes the tallest object in the area. That is why quite a number of golfers have been hit by lightning worldwide. It is quite interesting, you might want to read up about it a bit. I think people attribute way too much to witchcraft.

    • Im from south Africa n i can’t remenber anyone killed by lightning in mzanzi never. We only read abt it in the news dat in naija, zambia, ghana or malawi smeone has been killed by lightning. Dat is totaly a witchcraft

    • It kills people everywhere with hotspots in brazil,usa and some parts where many are killed…its a matter of fate why africans behave like that?no wonder some believe in blood sucking rumours….foolish RIP

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