Four people have died while three others have been injured after being struck by lightning at Kasimu Trading Centre in Mangochi police in the district have confirmed.
The incident occurred in the evening of January 30, 2021 in the area of Traditional Authority Chowe in the district.
Deputy publicist for Mangochi Police Station Amina Daudi says that on the fateful day, Tambula Usi (72), and six others were closing their businesses to go home while it was raining heavily.
“Unfortunately, lightning struck all of them and were rushed to Mangochi District Hospital where four were pronounced dead upon arrival.The other three victims escaped with minor wounds and were treated as outpatients.
“Postmortem for the four conducted at the hospital revealed that death was due to cardiogenic electric shock,” said Daudi.
The deceased and the injured hail from Kasimu Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chowe in Mangochi.