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4 persons struck dead by thunder in Nasarawa community

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4 persons struck dead by thunder in Nasarawa community

Four persons were struck dead by lightning in Nasarawa State while others are said to be in critical condition.

The incident occurred at the Nasarawa garage in the Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state on Saturday, November 25, 2023.

An eyewitness, Aleeyou Mabudi, said the incident happened while he was getting his car repaired.

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“I witnessed the most intense and scary thunder strike a few minutes ago here in Nasarawa. I was at the Nasarawa Garage getting a car fixed when I suddenly heard a loud rumble and bright light. A lot of people actually ran not knowing what it was,” he narrated.

“Shortly after the thunderous event, a gathering formed under a tree where it was discovered that three individuals had tragically lost their lives due to the lightning strike. This is the first time I’m seeing something this terrifying in my whole life.”

Meanwhile, the member representing Nasarawa Central constituency and Chairperson of the Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development,  Hajarat Danyaro Ibrahim, who confirmed the incident in a statement has condoled with families of the victims.

“We commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives and sustained various degrees of injuries as a result of the thunder strike in Nasarawa Garage/Mechanic workshop Nasarawa Local Government. We pray that ALLAH grants those who lost their lives eternal rest and the families the fortitude to bear this great loss.” the statement read.

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