Three people have been killed after lightening struck them in the northern region district of Rumphi on Friday.
Police Commissioner for the northern region through Mzuzu Police Public Relations Officer Maurice Chapola confirmed the development to Nyasa Times.
Chapola said the rainfall experienced in Bolero on Friday was characterized by heavy winds, thunders and lightening.
“At around 1500hrs lightening stroked on three members of Kasawabe village in the area of Traditional Authority Chikulamayembe in Rumphi District,” said Chapola. .
According to Chapola, the deceased, Ellen Zimba 40 years, Jasten Nyondo 50 years and Ellen Ngwira 21 all from the same area died instantly after being hit while Vinjero Gondwe 23, of the same area, is currently battling for his life at Bolero health centre following the impact of the lightening.
Meanwhile police is appealing to members of the general public to desist from the tendency of having shelter under long trees to avoid similar incidents.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :