No fewer than 10 persons have been struck by a thunderstorm in Nasarawa, leaving four people dead and others in critical condition in an undisclosed hospital in the state.
The incident took place on Saturday, at the Nasarawa garage in the Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.
Mabudi, an eyewitnesses recounted how the incident happened,
“I witnessed the most intense and scary thunder strike a few minutes ago here in Nasarawa.
“I was at the Nasarawa Garage getting a car fixed when I suddenly heard a loud rumble and bright light. A lot of people actually ran not knowing what it was.
“Shortly after the thunderous event, a gathering formed under a tree where it was discovered that three individuals had tragically lost their lives due to the lightning strike.
“This is the first time I’m seeing something this terrifying in my whole life.” Mabudi recounted.
Hajarat Danyaro Ibrahim, the Honorable member representing Nasarawa Central constituency and Chairperson of the Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development, extended HER heartfelt condolences to the affected families.
Ibrahim, in an official statement, said, “We commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives and sustained various degrees of injuries as a result of the thunder strike in Nasarawa Garage/Mechanic workshop Nasarawa Local Government.”
“We pray that ALLAH grants those who lost their lives eternal rest and the families the fortitude to bear this great loss.”