Lightning ‘kills 3’, injures two in Phalombe

Three people have been killed  in Phalombe following lightning strikes while attending to a funeral, and others have since been hospitalized, police confirmed.

The incident happened on the night of Tuesday 3rd November 2015 following heavy rain and thunder.

Phalombe police publicist, August Nkhwazi said it was during the rains when lightning struck at unsuspecting mourners at a funeral in Muliya village- Nyezerera T/A Kaduya in the district.

The three who died at the spot have been indetified as Gladys Mmeto of Chilumpha village, T/A Mulumbe, Zomba, Zione Jamali of Balakasi village, T/A Chikowi in Zomba and Juliana Kampandeni of Lolo village, T/A Nanseta in Thyolo.

The two who sustained injuries were rushed to Phalombe Health Centre for treatment, and have been identified as Zainabu Khamisi of Balakasi village, T/A Chikowi in Zomba and Doris Muhota of Muliya village T/A Kaduya in Phalombe

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chancy williams chikuse
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chancy williams chikuse

so sad

montfort
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Phalom e kunachuluka mfiti mpake ine ndinali ko.ko

wa ku Mitchesi kujaaaaa!!!!
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wa ku Mitchesi kujaaaaa!!!!

Very sad indeed, as this news has hit our village, not very far away, very hard. And my homestead. Kalanga ine (Oh! My god!)

adam matchombe
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very sad .i wish a quick recovery to those in the hospital and to the families they lose .they need to have hope than pointinf figurs to sOMEONE

blessings Abraham
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Very sad indeed, may their saul rest in peace.

concerned
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Very sad indeed. Is it a mere coincidence or what? All the deceased and the injured are female and yet a funeral ceremony is attended by a cross section of people. Are female highly vulnerable to lightening? School me on this.

JOZEY IBUKU
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ZACHISONI,AUTSE MUNTENDELE.

Mgoloso
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Very sorry may their sourz rest in peace

innocent chimberenga
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may their soul rest in peace

peeping lizard
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AFRICAN MAGIC.ZOMWE AMADZIWA AMALAWI NDIZIMENEZO,KUTEREKO AMAFUNA MMODZI ENAWO AFERA ZAENI

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