Lightning kills 3 in Kapiri

A 36-YEAR-OLD woman and her two children aged 18 and six have died after being struck by lightning in Kapiri Mposhi, Central Province commissioner of police Lombe Kamukoshi has said.
Ms Kamukoshi said in an interview yesterday that this happened on Saturday in Mukonchi around 15:00 hours while the family was working in a maize field during a downpour.
“We received a report from Emmanuel Kangwa, 46, at Kapiri Mposhi Police Station that three people had died in a field after being struck by lightning,” Ms Kamukoshi said.
She identified the deceased as Lillian Nanyangwe, 36, and her two daughters, Bertha Nawakwi, 18, and Blessings Mwape, six.
Ms Kamukoshi said Ms Nanyangwe’s one-year-old son identified as Paul Siwakwi, who was strapped to her back, sustained a swollen face and is admitted to Mukonchi clinic in Kapiri Mposhi.

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