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General News of Monday, 27 May 2013

Source: myjoyonline

Lightning strikes 4 to death

Four persons have been struck to death by lightning in Yendi community of Gundogu, in the Northern Region during a strong rainstorm that hit the area Saturday night.

They include a family of three: an old man, the wife and a son.

Another person whose name was given as Abdulai Safura was also electrocuted by faulty electrical cable destroyed in the rainstorm.

The roof of six schools and several other houses have also been completely ripped off.

Several electrical poles were also uprooted and destroyed in the rainstorm.

Operations officer of the National Disaster Management Organization in Yendi Municipality Abubakari Hussein Inusah confirmed the incident to Joy News.

“Two men and one female died at Gundogu, all Fulani, one other person a male also died at kpalse, six schools and several houses have also been destroyed”.

Alhassan Abdulai Jamoni a sister to Abdulai Safura, who was electrocuted, told Joy News her sister was trying to power on her light when she got electrocuted.

This is the third time, in three months, that rainstorm have hit the area. Meanwhile, NADMO is yet to come to the aid of the affected residents in the municipality.