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3 villagers killed, 18 injured by lightning strike in southern Tanzania


Three villagers were killed and 18 others were injured by a lightning strike on Friday evening as they attended a funeral in the Lindi region in southern Tanzania, an official told Xinhua on Sunday.

Abdallah Mputa, in charge of a health centre in the Mtama area in the region, said the victims were hit by the lightning strike while they were attending a funeral of their fellow village.

“They were attending the funeral of a fellow villager when a heavy downpour triggered the lightning strike,” said Mputa, adding that the lightning struck them at 4pm local time.

The injured persons were still receiving medical treatment at the health centre, he said. -Xinhua


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