Thunder kills three siblings in Taraba

Posted by News Express | 18 September 2020 | 904 times

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Three siblings were on Tuesday struck to death by thunder while their mother, Justina Nyavoro, who sustained serious burns, is receiving treatment in the hospital.

It was gathered the incident occurred at about 5.30 pm in Pupule village, Yorro local government when Justina and her three children were returning from the farm.

According to a source in the village, the woman and her three children were returning from the farm under very heavy rain and were close to Pupule village when the thunder struck.

The source said the three children were killed instantly while their mother, who sustained serious injuries and was unconscious, was rushed to Pupule maternity hospital for medical assistance.

It was further gathered the three children, aged 12, 8 and 6 respectively, were buried few hours later.

A prominent personality in the village and former Chairman of Yorro local government, Mr. Acicus Kovorova, confirmed the incident.

He described the incident as unfortunate and painful, adding that the mother of the children was responding to treatment. (The Nation)

Source: News Express

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