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Lightning strike claims two lives in Lagos

Lightning struck and killed two women in the FESTAC area of Lagos State.

Mr. Benjamin Hundeyin, the police spokesman in the state, made this known in a post he shared on his Twitter handle – @benHundeyin, on Saturday.

According to him, 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.