SAD! Three sisters killed by lightning

 

Manatha said the parents of the children were not at home when the incident happened, and their grandmother was in a separate house.

Three sisters aged 7, 10 and 18 were fatally struck by lightning in the Mantshilibeni Location, Vonqo Village, Dutywa, police said in a statement.

South African Police Service spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said the incident occurred Thursday night at about 7pm.

“All of them passed away at the scene. It is alleged that the deceased were in a rondavel hut when lightning struck them.”

Manatha said the parents of the children were not at home when the incident happened, and their grandmother was in a separate house.

“She was not struck by the lighting.”

Dutywa police have opened an inquest docket, and the identities of the deceased will be withheld until all their family members are informed of their death.

 

 

The Citizen

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