Lightning kills three family members, injures one in northern Ethiopia – report



A lightning strike in Ethiopia’s Amhara regional state, located in the northern part of the country, has killed a family of three, an Ethiopian official said on Wednesday.

Dejen Wodage, Chief Police Inspector of Waghimera zone in Amhara regional state, said a lightning strike on a residential house on Monday evening left a father and his two children dead, reported state media outlet Ethiopia News Agency.

Wodage said a four-year-old child, who was badly injured in the lightning, is currently being treated in a nearby medical facility.

Ethiopia is in the midst of a rainy season, which started in July, and is expected to last until early October.

The season occasionally causes landslides and lightning strikes in some parts of the East African country.


Edited by Abdulfatah Babatunde

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