TWO FAMILY MEMBERS KILLED BY LIGHTNING

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By PETER SICHALI

TWO member of the same family have been killed by lightning in Kadepuke village in Chinsali.

Muchinga Province Police Commissioner Joel Njase said Samuel Sinyinza 37, his wife Lavenda Kasonde 25 and his son Martin Sinyinza 4 were sleeping in their glass thatched house when lightning struck causing the house to catch fire.

He said the incident happened on Tuesday at around 21:00 hours at Kadepuke village in Chief Nkwetos area.

Mr Njase said the wife Lavendah Kasonde and the son Martin Sinyinza died on the spot while Samuel Sinyinza escaped with severe burns and is admitted to Isoka police district hospital.

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