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Thunder strikes 3 in Ho leaving one dead-What to do when lightning strikes?

Thunder accompanying a short rainfall in the Ho Municipality of the Volta Region of Ghana has struck 3 persons leaving one dead in the process.

The incident happened opposite the Volta Regional Office of the Electricity Company of Ghana.

One of the victims who is fear dead is believed to be a coconut seller.

The other two have been rushed to the hospital by the Ambulance Service.

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SHS student killed by thunder in Ho
Thunder has struck and killed a 17-year-old male student of the Sokode Senior High School.

The incident which happened in the regional capital of Ho during heavy rains in the late hours of Monday killed the victim named Emmanuel Dorli who was said to be in the company of two of his female colleague students who were also affected and currently in the Ho Teaching Hospital.

According to eyewitnesses, the late Emmanuel who was hawking coconut by the roadside as he normally does after school hours and on weekends was allegedly struck by loud thunder.

They say it sounded so loud and they believe it was spiritually

These things are spiritual and it happens only when someone is behind it and the victim might have had issues with someone who decided to go through the spiritual way,” one resident said

Some residents alleged that prior to the incident the deceased had a strange call from a competitor in the coconut business warning him to stop competing with him in the business

The mother of the deceased narrating the incident said her son was selling coconut as usual at the normal sport after school whiles she was at work and only for someone to call her to inform her of the bad news
The body of the deceased according to tradition may have to remain at the sport until traditional prayers are offered before it can be taken to the mortuary

In a recent interview sited by seekersnewsgh on TV3 news indicates the Body has still not been torched and delegation has been sent to the south ( NOGOKPGO)

On July 16th 2021,

The victims were taking selfies in the rain on top of a watch tower at the city’s 12th Century Amer Fort, a popular tourist attraction.

Dozens have also died in lightning strikes in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh states.

Lightning strikes kill some 2,000 Indians on average every year, according to official data.

A senior police officer told the media that most of the people among the dead at the fort’s tower were young.

Twenty-seven people were on the tower and the wall of the fort when the incident happened and some reportedly jumped to the ground.

Sunday alone saw nine more deaths from lightning strikes reported across Rajasthan state where Jaipur is located, according to local media reports.

At least 41 people – mostly women and children – were reportedly killed in Uttar Pradesh state. The highest toll of 14 was recorded in the city of Allahabad (also known as Prayagraj).

Two men, who were taking shelter under a tree, died on the spot after they were struck by lightning in Firozabad city. The remaining deaths occurred in several districts across the state.

At least seven died in Madhya Pradesh. Experts say casualty numbers are high in the two states because a large number of people work outdoors in agriculture and construction.

The chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi have announced compensation for the families of those who died.

  • Seek shelter inside a large building or a car
  • Get out of wide, open spaces and away from exposed hilltops
  • If you have nowhere to shelter, make yourself as small a target as possible by crouching down with your feet together, hands on knees and head tucked in
  • Do not shelter beneath tall or isolated trees
  • If you are on water, get to the shore and off wide, open beaches as quickly as possible

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