Girl, 17 struck by lightning

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——-A 17-year-old girl of Kaipa section of Zemba area in Chadiza district has died after being struck by lightning.


Edina Phiri met her fate last Saturday around 16:00 hours when lightning struck her in her house.


Mangwe Ward Councillor, Cephas Tembo, who confirmed the development to ZANIS in Chadiza, said Edina was rushed to Zemba Rural Health Centre where she was pronounced dead at arrival.


Mr Tembo said the deceased has left behind a husband and a one week old baby whom he said would require help from well-wishers.


Last week, a 32 year-old woman of Mpoza Village of John Farms in Chadiza district was also struck by lightning which also set her house ablaze and completely destroyed her household property.


The woman was quickly rushed to John health post where she was resuscitated and discharged after three days.