Tension in Bayelsa community as lightning kills secondary school boy

There was panic in Imiringi community of Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Wednesday evening as lightning struck an 8-yeear-old boy to death.

The deceased, a student of Matha Day Secondary School, identified as Stephen Akanama, was struck by lightning during a football match under the thunderstorm.

DAILY POST gathered that the deceased, who is from Kolo community and residing with his aunt at Imirringi, was in company of his age-mates when the lightning struck him dead.

A community source revealed that the deceased was trying to retrieve the ball from across the land used as the football field when he was struck by the lightning. The deceased and his age-mates were reported to be playing football behind a popular drinking bar known as Blue Bar owned by one Opiko.

A close family source told DAILY POST on telephone that the deceased was indoors all through Wednesday until the heavy rainfall started. He said, ” a woman…

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