• September 20, 2020

Lightning Strike Leaves 20 Dead In Brazzaville, Congo

Twenty people were killed on Wednesday when a lightning strike damaged a high-voltage power line in a suburb of the Congolese capital Brazzaville.

The mayor of Kintele, Stella Mensah Sassou Nguesso said seven bodies had been sent to a nearby morgue and another 13 to a mortuary in the capital.

Eye witness report said the lightning cut through two high-voltage cables, electrocuting people on the ground.

The witness whose name is Rock explained that one cable fell on a house and electrocuted three occupants.

He reported further that: “The other cable, which fell into a courtyard flooded with water, electrocuted the neighbour. The area was hit by heavy rains early Wednesday”.

Another witness confirmed that ambulances, hearses, security officials and electric company workers rushed to the scene,

People could be seen taking some bodies and injured people into their cars to take them to morgues and hospitals.

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Femi Oshin

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