In the early hours of Thursday morning, at Mile 5 Ogbolu community in Oshimili North council area of Delta State, a thunderstorm that lasted for hours killed an evangelist and a woman, and left several others injured.
According to Mrs Gladys Okah, a survivor, the terrible incident took place after some persons took shelter in a makeshift shop owned by a meat seller.
“Seven persons were huddled together in the shop when lightening struck killing two persons.
“The two dead persons were identified as an evangelist who came from Ugbolu and another woman who hails from Ebonyi State.
“The dead woman, a subsistence farmer, cultivated groundnuts and cassava in the neighbouring Illah community,”
DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya, spokesperson of the police command also confirmed the incident.