UW: Lightning Death Tally Increases to 9 in Few Months

Lightning has killed several People in Upper West Region

Two people were struck by Lightning in Parts of Jirapa per reports gathered by Marcelinus Mwinsagra, A Reporter with Gangaa FM.

A Man was found lifeless at Zakpaayiri and reports had it that his death was as a result of lightning from rains on the 27th of June 2022, He was taken to Nadowli for Traditional Burial. Another was struck by lightning at Ullkpong in Jirapa Municipality,

According a witness by Name Logr Mary, 3 Were reportedly struck by Lightning in Lawra in the Month of June.

4 People were Killed on 13th of July 2021 by Lightning within Serekpere in the Nadowli-Kaleo District of Upper West Region. Assembly Member for Serekpere, Hon. Titus Mambu noted that “I was at an assembly meeting at Nadowli when a call came inn that lightning had killed people in my electoral area, I came to cross check and I realised they were four, we consulted elders and elders were called upon to address the issue, I also called Police commander and he came to witness the development but because it has to do with Tradition we had to follow due process before they were buried, we all agreed that they should be buried, there was a stranger amongst them in green t-shirt, his relatives came here and witnessed the development, he deals in Scraps and he is a Zabarima, he visits the Community to buy scrap metals”.

Source: Upperwestmedia.net

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