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  • Updated: September 24, 2021

Family Of 4 Struck To Death By Lightning In Tanzania

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Bolanle Akinlade
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Four people from the same family were killed by lightning on Lake Victoria’s Bumbile Island in Tanzania’s Northwestern District of Muleba in Kagera Region, an official said on Friday.

Muleba District Commissioner, Thoba Nguvilla told a news conference that the family was hit by lightning while they were asleep on Thursday night.

He said that the victims were a couple and their two children.

Lake Victoria’s Bumbile Island

The official said the deceased family were farmers and fishers on the island.

Robert Musiibha, chairman of Bulyo village in the area, said the house of the victims, which was roofed by iron sheets, was razed to the ground in the lightning strike. 

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Bolanle Akinlade
Bolanle Akinlade

I am a diligent, innovative, and detail-oriented individual, who thrives in dynamic environments.

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