Lightning kills four non-indigenes in Ondo community

Lightning kills four non-indigenes in Ondo community

- in Featured
56
0

Four persons have been reportedly killed by thunderbolt in Ago Dada community in the Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.

It was gathered that the deceased, said to be youths, were killed when the thunderbolt struck during a rainfall in the village.

A source said the incident caused panic in the village as residents wondered why the youth, who were non-indigenes of the area, died under such a circumstance.

It was gathered that some traditionalists moved to the scene to perform some rites for the burial of the victims.

A resident in the community told City Round on condition of anonymity that a disagreement ensued between the indigenes and non-indigenes in the village over the incident which occurred on Wednesday.

“The non-indigenes of the village challenged the indigenes on why thunderbolt killed only settlers. The matter almost resulted in a free fall all between the two groups but it was later resolved,” the resident said.

Confirming the development to our correspondent, the state police spokesperson, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said the incident didn’t lead to a breakdown of law and order.

“I can confirm to you that four youths were killed by a thunderbolt in the village. But there was no protest leading to another death in the village. Maybe there was an argument when the families of those affected wanted to pick up the remains of the victims for burial. It was a painful thing,” Odunlami added.

 Copyright PUNCH

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.

Contact: [email protected]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may also like

Ogun 2023: Court dismisses Lawal’s suit, affirms Adebutu as rightful PDP candidate

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court