Lightning strikes pregnant woman, barber dead in Benue.

While closing her shop after a hard days work a pregnant
woman met with her untimely death on saturday. She
was killed by lightning during a downpour in Gboko Local
Government Area of Benue State at 7pm.

She wasn¡¯t the only victim, a man who was said to be a
barber within the shopping complex was also struck at the
same time.
Haanya Aondoakaa, a man who reportedly witnessed the
tragic incident said: ¡°When the rain started we were all
happy because we have had scarcity of rains this year, but
the thunder and lightning that accompanied the rain
scared everyone.

¡°It was not quite long after the rain started that we heard
loud screams and wailing which compelled people to
scamper for safety.
¡°In the mist of that confusion, we discovered that the two
victims were struck to death by the lightning.

¡°It was a sorry sight. But we managed to render assistance
by taking them to a hospital for medical attention, which
was however too late in coming because they were already

The chairman of Gboko Local Government Area, Nahan
Zenda confirmed the incident adding that the police have
been informed about the tragedy.

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