Ho: 17-year-old coconut seller dies after being struck by lightning [Video]

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A 17-year-old male student of the Sokode Senior High School in the Volta Regional Capital, Ho, has met his untimely death after he was struck by lightning.

The sad incident is said to have happened at Bankoe a suburb of Ho in the Volta Region.

The boy identified as Emmanuel Dorli was with two other guys selling coconut when the unfortunate happened during a small downpour on Monday evening.

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The two other persons were also struck by the thunder and were rushed to the hospital by the National Ambulance Service.

“They have been selling coconut for some time now. But today I was at work when I received a call about lightning striking my son. I came here only to see the boy on the floor lifeless. My brother takes care of coconuts for people, so they pluck from him also. But I don’t know what happened here today. There has never been a problem in his selling. I’m still shocked and can’t understand this happening”, she said.

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Fear has gripped residents s they have refused to convey the body of the boy with fear that he was struck by the gods for some of sin he committed.

Mother of the boy, Rejoice Kwao, who couldn’t control her tears, narrated how she heard about his son’s demise.

“They have been selling coconut for some time now. But today I was at work when I received a call about lightning striking my son. I came here only to see the boy on the floor lifeless. My brother takes care of coconuts for people, so they pluck from him also. But I don’t know what happened here today. There has never been a problem in his selling. I’m still shocked and can’t understand this happening”, she said.

Source: GhBase

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