By Saidi Winnes.
Four people have died while three others have been injured after being struck by lightning at Kasimu Trading Centre in Mangochi.
The incident occurred in the evening of January 30, 2021 in the area of Traditional Authority Chowe in the district.
Deputy Public Relations for Mangochi Police Station Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Daud has confirmed the development saying,the victims were going home while it was heavily raining.
” it has been reported that on the fateful day,Tambula Usi 72, and six others were closing their businesses to go home while it was heavily raining” she said
Unfortunately, lightning struck all of them and were rushed to Mangochi District Hospital where four were pronounced dead upon arrival.
The other three victims escaped with minor wounds and were treated as outpatients.
Postmoterm for the four conducted at the hospital revealed that death was due to cardiogenic electric shock.
All the deceased and victims hail from Kasimu Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chowe in Mangochi.