Friday, 28 December 2012

Lightning kills mother and child in Kwazulu Natal


Plans are underway to install lightning-rods in the Nkanini area, near Eshowe, after a woman & her 11-month old baby died, when their home was struck by lightning on Christmas Day.

22-year-old Nqobile Gumede & her baby girl lost their lives in Tuesday afternoon's thunderstorm. They were in their rondawel when it caught alight, after being struck by a bolt of lightning.

Co-operative Governance MEC Nomusa Dube says they've a received reports that a number of homes were also damaged in the storm. Four people were injured.

'We are really saddened by this incident and because we are really helpless. This is a natural incident where we can't do anything but as the government we continue to have education campaigns to teach our people how to behave, what to do, in case of lightning and thunder storms in the various areas."'

- East Coast Radio News

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