Lightning strikes four dead

2010-11-23 10:34

Four people were killed when they were struck by lightning in the Port St John’s area on Sunday afternoon, Eastern Cape police said today.

“A 17 and 18-year old boy were playing soccer in the Maratshu area when they were struck dead by lightning,” said spokesperson Captain Mduduzi Godlwana.

A 70-year old woman was sitting in the entrance of her hut, in the same area, and was also struck dead.

An eight-year old boy was herding cattle in the Qwasa area when he too was struck by lightning and was immediately killed.

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