Saturday, 8 November 2014

Zambia: Lightning kills mother, 33, baby, 2

MUBANGA NONDO, Ndola a 33-YEAR-OLD woman and her two-year-old baby of Kalende in Luanshya’s Maposa West died after being struck by lightning.

Copperbelt commissioner of police Joyce Kasosa said that Joyce Kampumbula and her baby Mwafwenyeo died on Monday (03/11/2014) around 13:30 hours after being struck by lightning during a downpour.
She said the incident happened when Ms Kapumbula, who had the toddler strapped on her back, entered a grass-thatched hut for shelter when it started raining.
“But lightning struck the hut instantly killing the two,” Ms Kasosa said.
She said another person who was with the deceased sustained minor burns and was treated at Thompson Hospital and discharged.
The bodies are in Thompson Hospital mortuary.


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