Lightning strikes kill six people in Zambia

Five people from one family and one other person were killed by lightning in Mwansakombe village in Chief Mwansakombe tribe in Chifunabuli district in Luapula province.

The accident happened last night around 10 p.m.

In Chifunabuli yesterday, Acting District Commissioner Mulenga Muonga confirmed that six people met their fate while sleeping in their thatched cottage.

“I can confirm that it was reported from the Chifunabuli police that six people, five from the same family and another adult male named Tembo, died last night after lightning struck and burned their thatched cabin after the rain that was coming through the county,” Mr. Muonga said.

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