TRAGEDY: Man struck by lightning while hiding under a tree during thunderstorm


Richard Tagwirei (63) of Manyoroka Village in Triangle was struck and killed to death by lightning on Friday while seeking shelter from the rains under a tree.

Masvingo Provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident to The Mirror.

Tagwirei was walking back from the fields on his way home when it started raining and he went under a tree. The deceased’s wife, Martha Chimbwa (59) heard the thunder and went out to investigate. She found her husband lying lifeless.

Postmortem was waved by Chiredzi Magistrate, Brian Munyaradzi.

– Mirror

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