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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Lightning allegedly kills Ojukwu varsity student

 On Monday, a lightning strike killed a student from the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbarian campus, Anambra State, Vincent Mbanefo.


An eyewitness who requested anonymity said the victim died after a downpour on campus around 5 pm Monday.

I added: "He was a student of the Extension of Agriculture, he went to his accommodation in Achalla around 5 p.m. when the incident happened.

It was discovered that the deceased was working his phone when the lightning struck.

The public relations officer of the police in the state, Mohammed Haruna, confirmed the incident.

Haruna said that police detectives assigned to Achalla's division immediately took Vincent to the hospital where a doctor confirmed his death.

He said that the child's parents were contacted immediately.

"Since then, they have transported the body to their village in Aguleri for burial," Haruna added.

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