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Lightning Strikes Five Footballers in Chiengi

 

Five people belonging to a local football team died while three of their colleagues survived after they were struck by lightning in Chienge District of Luapula Province.

Zambia Police Service acting spokespersons Danny Mwale has identified the victims as Jackson Kabwe aged 20, Seleman Kapembwa aged 19 and Joe Chansa aged 19 and Mpundu Nasri and Joe Katai aged 16 and 17 respectively.

“Investigations revealed that the victims belonged to a local football team known as Chilondo Football Club (aka Barcelona) and were hired to cultivate a piece of land in order to raise funds at Chikalipa Village. Before they finished working, rain started and the Eight players went to seek refuge under a mango tree were lightening struck killing the Five on the spot,” he said.

16 Comments

  1. OC

    Too bad, may their souls rest in peace.

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  2. pf

    R.I.P guys till we meet again, am so scared i have never seen lightening claiming so many lives like what is happening this rain season, anyway only GOD knows

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  3. Mlase

    May i take this opportunity to advise people NOT TO STAND UNDER A TREE WEN IT BEGINS TO RAIN ESPECIALLY IF U NOTICE SIGNS OF A THUNDER STORM..All wet trees become good conductors of electricity during a thunderstorm.A wet tree in simple terms acts as a Lightning arrestor.The rest is for u the reader to research wat a wet tree does during thunderstorms

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    • Innocent

      The unfortunate dilemma is that trees seem to be the only option for shelter in the bush.
      May their souls rest in peace.

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  4. Mlase

    For my brothrrs nd sisters frm the bemba land who may not kniw wat thunder is..its a loud rumbling sound caused by a discharge of an atmospheric electric charge.I think this is very clear now of wat happens wen an electricity is discharged in the atmosphere during rains.

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  5. Mlase

    For my brothrrs nd sisters frm the bemba land who may not kniw wat thunder is..its a loud rumbling sound caused by a discharge of an atmospheric electric charge.I think this is very clear now of wat happens wen electricity is discharged in the atmosphere during rains.

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  6. Leon

    Also do not use an umbrella when there is lightening

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  7. Sirgo

    So sad ba mbuya besu, I hope it’s not another silly tricks of some pipo.

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  8. Gangsta Grabs

    Its Sad That Lungu Has Now Resorted To Lightining Witchcraft In Order To Address Hunger And Unemployment.Wiring The Umushibobo On People Thats Shit

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  9. Clems

    Comment Sadnews my beleaved family,no one is clever or wise when it comes to death,don’t blem the victims bt thimpersize with them and the remaining members.some died inside the house by the some lightenings but some savivaled while been under the tree with alot of thunders,strong wind and lightenings etc.so my beloved mourners put everything in the hands of the almighty God who knows everything.

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  10. Kisco

    Too bad guys may your souls rest in peace

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  11. Hamoonga crossby

    Sad news indeed, but this rain season why claimiñg so many lifes,our God help us please.

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  12. The governor

    Something wrong behind

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  13. Victor

    May they souls rest in peace(MTSRIP)

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  14. damson

    Don’t ever try to stand under the tree

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