Bolts from the blue

By Drum Digital
13 March 2015

In KwaZulu-Natal’s rural areas, lightning strikes in villages have left ?several dead and others fearing for their lives.

ALMOST the entire village had turned out for the big municipal soccer tourn-ament, where eight local teams vyed for the cup. Storm clouds gathered in the surrounding mountains, but by 2 pm there’d been no rain yet. There seemed to be no urgent need to leave the field.

Then, without warning, a terrifying flash of lightning struck the field, flattening nearly 60 players and spectators in one fell swoop.

Read more about this in the 19 March 2015 issue of DRUM!

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