Thunder strikes coconut seller, two others in Ho

Ho, May 31, GNA – A coconut seller in the Ho Municipality of the Volta region has met his sudden death after he was struck by thunder on Monday, May 30.

The deceased, Emmanuel Dorli, a 17-year-old male student of the Sokode Senior High School, was struck to death during a sparse rainfall around 1630 hours at a point opposite the Regional Office of the Electricity Company of Ghana under a mango tree where he used to ply his trade.

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.

Two other persons who were carrying out their economic business near the victim were also affected by the force of the thunder, who were conveyed by personnel of the Ambulance Service for medical attention are now recuperating at the Ho Municipal hospital.

The eyewitness noted that the personnel left the body of the deceased behind, which was still laying there on Tuesday, attracting attention from the public.

He said people were afraid to touch the body due to the superstitious belief that one was likely to be affected by the force of the thunder if he or she had contact with such bodies.

Source: Ghana News Agency