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Two women killed in Lagos lightning strike

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Two women died after lightning struck in the FESTAC area of Lagos State.

Mr. Benjamin Hundeyin, the police spokesman in the state, who disclosed this in a post on his Twitter handle – @benHundeyin, on Saturday, said the incident happened during the rain on Friday.

“Somewhere on First Avenue, FESTAC, two women remained indoors during the downpour yesterday.

“Lightning struck, electrocuting them instantly and causing a fire outbreak,” he said.

He added that the victims lived in a shanty built under high-voltage wires.

The PPRO sympathised with the deceased and prayed that their souls rest in peace.

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