Lightening kills 4 family members in Kawambwa


FOUR members of the same family in Kawambwa district of Luapula Province have died after being struck by lightning.

Among the dead are four children aged 15, 7 and 4 respectively.

Police spokesperson Esther Mwata Katongo confirmed the death of the four in a statement yesterday saying lightening struck the four whilst inside the house a heavy downpour on Saturday in Musundu Village in Chief Chama’s area.

“The deceased were identified as Rebecca Chellah Musubilo aged 42, Justine Kapambwe Chibeka aged 15, a grade 8 pupil, female juvenile Sila Chibeka aged seven (07) years and female juvenile Mary Chibeka aged four (04) years all of Musundu Village, Chief Chama of Kawambwa District,” She said.

Katongo said the incident happened around 17:00 hours on Saturday.


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