5 Family Members Struck By Lightning - Civil Protection Unit

3 years agoWed, 19 Feb 2020 03:37:13 GMT
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5 Family Members Struck By Lightning - Civil Protection Unit

The Civil Protection Unit has reported that five members of the Magwedere family in Muzvezve area of Sanyati District were killed by lightning on Monday.

The deceased, Ntombizodwa Muchengeta (44), her daughter Munatsi Mangwendere (20), son Isaac Mangwendere (13), grandson Ishmael (9) and nephew Professor Katsuro (18) had sought shelter under a tree.

The tragedy was confirmed by Sanyati District Civil Protection Unit chairman, Mr Amigo Mhlanga who indicated that the unit would assist with coffins and other logistics as the tragedy was of great magnitude. Mhlanga said:

They were all killed on the spot, while the other three family members who sought shelter under another tree survived.

We visited the homestead to see how best Government can assist given the magnitude of the tragedy.

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The tragedy comes only a week after 13 Chitenje Secondary School pupils in Karoi were injured by lightning. The Meteorological Services Department has always urged members of the public to take safety precautions, particularly during the rainy season.

More: The Herald



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