Lightening has killed seven people of which six are members of the same
family in Katete District of Eastern Province.
Eastern Province Police Commissioner Alex Chilufya confirmed that
that the lighting struck to death Dish Banda 34, Gena Banda 16,
Getrude Banda, 14, Fred Banda 12, Fostina Banda 11 and Prudence Banda
2 members of the same family from Chikwanda village in Chief Kawaza’s
Mr Chilufya said the incident happened on Tuesday between 14:30 hours
and 16:00 hours.
He also said the second lightning struck and killed a woman in
her kitchen in Soweto Township.
Chikwanda village and Soweto Township are few kilometres apart.
Mr Chilufya said all the seven bodies were lying at St Francis Mission
hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.