Trio struck dead by lightning

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Three people have died after being struck by lightning in Mwansabombwe, Luapula Province.

The incident happened at Nkalamo Fishing Camp.

The three have been identified as John Chinyimba 36, Goodson Kwempe 41, and a 10 year old boy.

The three were struck by lightning on Saturday, during a a heavy downpour.

Luapula Province Police Commissioner, Hudson Namachila has confirmed this to the Zambia News and Information Services -ZANIS.

Mr. Namachila says the three were in a make-shift house, which was completely burnt to ashes during the incident.

The Police Commissioner has added that Gilbert Chipampe 25, another fish trader, survived the incident.

Chipampe later told police that the make shift house was struck twice by lightening.

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