Monday, February 29, 2016

EXTREME WEATHER: More Signs Of Increasing Magnetic Polar Migration - Lightning Bolt Kills 3 In Malawi; And Two Children Killed By Lightning Bolt In Namibia!

February 29, 2016 - AFRICA - Here are more stories of deadly lightning strikes.

Lightning bolt kills 3 in Malawi

Lightning killed three men and injured one in Lilongwe on Friday afternoon in the city's low density Area 43 where the four were working, Police confirmed.

Lilongwe Police identified the three as Wedson Nkhunumbu,37, of Magombo Village, T/A Champiti, Ntcheu; Douglas Kachuma, 38, of Kaunde Village, T/A Mlumbe in Zomba; and 22-year-old, Isaac Ngolombe, from Donda Village, T/A Chimoka in Lilongwe.

The police further identified the survivor as Enusu Pinto, 23 from Kanyenda Village, T/A Maganga in Salima.

Lilongwe Police spokesperson, Kingsley Dandaula, told Mana that the men met their fate as they were working on the foundations of a brick fence on a plot belonging to one of the residents of the area.

"Rain started pouring and before the four men could find shelter lightning struck them killing Nkhunumbu, Kachuma and Ngolombe on spot while Pinto lied unconscious," explained Dandaula. - All Africa.

Two children killed by lightning bolt in Namibia

Two minors died after being struck by lightning at Kambowo village, the Kavango East Police confrmed on Thursday.

The lightning strike happened at around 18h00 on Wednesday at a homestead at Kambowo village. According to police sources the incident reportedly happened while the children were playing at home.

The deceased minors who died instantly after being struck by lightning were identified as six-year-old Tracy Shitoka Likoro and five-year-old Gloria Kantema.

The police mortuary services were called to the scene shortly after the fatal incident to collect the children's remains.

"The two bodies were transported to Rundu State Hospital mortuary," Chief Inspector Chrispin Mubebo, the acting regional crime investigations coordinator of Kavango East, confirmed.

Kambowo village is some 25 km east of Rundu along the Trans-Caprivi Highway in Rundu Rural Constituency of Kavango East Region. - New Era.

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