3 farmers killed by lightning in KZN

2011-12-14 17:08

Durban - Three farmers were killed by lightning in Passenham Farm near Gingindlovu on Tuesday night, the KwaZulu-Natal co-operative governance and traditional affairs department said.

"Emmanuel Mansango, 33, Lungile Nyawo, 28, and Khanyisile Mthembu, 40, were standing on a veranda when they were hit by lightning," spokesperson Vernon Mchunu said on Wednesday.

Seven other workers were also hit and are recovering in a nearby eShowe Hospital.

Mchunu said 195 people have been killed this year as a result of disaster related incidents.

"I am depressed deeply to have to face the victims of these disasters and even the thought that we can expect more dark stories like these is saddening," MEC Nomusa Dube said.

She said because of climate change there would be an increase in disaster related incidents.

  • jowza1 - 2011-12-14 17:43

    condolences to all involved

  • Peter - 2011-12-14 17:50

    You have to be on good terms with everything and every one as you do not know when your turn is.Condolance to the families.

  • yvonnecraig.linton - 2011-12-14 18:45

    it is tattenham farm!!!

  • Deepchund - 2011-12-14 20:11

    Condolences to the family.It is unfortunate that the farmers were killed by lightning. Some comments below show the low level of mentality of some of the readers.

  • Lynn - 2011-12-14 20:31

    Condolences to the families of these farmers. What a sad story.

      Monique - 2011-12-15 09:04

      Condolences to the families involved and also the the dumb schmuck giving a thumbs down on your comment.

  • Azande - 2011-12-14 20:42

    My prayers are with their families. RIP

  • Hugh - 2011-12-14 21:38

    Sad but at least they were not murdered like most.

  • Johan - 2011-12-15 07:15

    Seker maar apartheid se skuld soos gewoonlik!!

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