4 people, including a couple struck dead by lightning
By Staff Writer
Four people including a couple have died after being struck by lightning in separate Incidences in Mongu.
And in another incident a 23-year-old man drowned in a swimming pool at a named Lodge in Mongu.
Police Deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said police recorded four cases which occurred on the same day, February 26, 2022 and at the same time, 15:00 hours in different locations within Mongu District.
Mr Mwale said the victims identified as Mwashekwa Lyamba 40 and his wife Carol Nakakena Liisimba 35, of Ilute plots died on the spot after being struck by lightning at their house.
He said the other incident occurred at Ngalama area where Hilda Namangolwa 52, died on the spot after she was struck by lightning at her house in Ngalama area while Wumba Minganja 45, also of Ngalama area was struck by lightning and died on the spot on her way to church at Tungi area.
Mr Mwale said the bodies of the four have been deposited in Lewanika General Hospital Mortuary waiting for postmortem.
And in a similar incident on February 23, 2022, Police recorded a case of sudden and unnatural death in which Three Children from the same family were struck by lightning and died on the spot in Nalolo.
And Mr Mwale said Kelvin Kaselo drowned in a swimming pool at a named lodge in Nalisila area in Mungu.
“Police visited the scene and the body of the deceased has since been deposited in Lewanika General Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem. Inquiry files have been opened in both incidents,” he said.