Lightning kills girl 12, man found floating dead in Mzimba

A  girl died after being struck by lightning at Mughogho village in the area of Inkosi Kampingo Sibande in Malawi’s northern district of Mzimba.

Man pulled out of a river after drowning

Man pulled out of a river after drowning

Mzimba police spokesperson constable Gabriel Chiona identified the deceased as Loveness Mguntha aged 12 who met her fate when lightning struck in the evening on Friday.

“The mother and her three children were inside their house while it was raining outside and all of a sudden lighening struck the house resulting into the death of the little girl”, said Chiona

He said following the incident the girl was left with burns on the face , chest and on left leg and was rushed to Chikangawa health center where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

“We visited the scene in the company of medics and it was proved that she died of due to severe burns and shock.

The incident comes barely days after the police pulled un identified man found dead and floating at Ehleleni river in the area of Inkosi Mzikubola in the district

“We are also  registering a high rate of suicide cases in our districts ,in just two weeks three people have hanged themselves which is worrying”, said constable Chiona.

He implored people in the district to avoid ending their lives prematurely saying they should report their grievances at the numerous victim support units.

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27 thoughts on “Lightning kills girl 12, man found floating dead in Mzimba”

  1. Kanyimbi says:

    We will meet on judgement day.

  2. Symon KALIZA says:

    You are the best


    + RIP +

  4. anduna says:

    Rest in peace

  5. joseph says:

    sad story. RIP

  6. COLBY MAJON says:

    Amalawi nangaso tayambano chani tokha tokha kusafunilana zabwino kodi tiziti malawi ndi warm heart of africa? So sad R.I.P.

  7. bengo says:

    so bad

  8. Cedric Manjombe says:


  9. andrew says:

    may their souls rest in eternal bliss

  10. a Malawi nanga netiyo ammanga ndani?zisakhare kuti wina amupha, sorry,sorry,sorry.

  11. opportunist says:


  12. GOGO says:

    ITS the will of God

  13. very sorry may her soul rest in peace

  14. Mirella K says:

    @Nyapapi, nanga aTumbuka atanibapa aise? Can’t u see kuti this a natural disaster n it can happen kwa wina aliyebse m’Malawi muno? Chitsiru…iwe nditati ndakupeza nditha kukufinya ndithu

  15. Galu wapananji Mwale says:

    Very bad & so painful,RIP

  16. Nyapapi says:


    1. Simie says:

      You stupid… idiot!! mfiti iwe yodwa sadaka

    2. Nyapapi mlomwe wodziwa kutafuna matewera abibi!Asslicker wa ………!

  17. J-Status says:

    That’s very bad news

  18. kido says:

    very sad moment may their soul rest in peace.

  19. Naphurwe Mmainje says:


  20. Hastings says:

    Need building lightning rod in all Malawi.

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