SAPS caution members of the community after a man killed by lightning

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By Accra Maweya

Polokwane- The South African Police Service in Matlelerekeng outside Marble Hall outside Polokwane cautioned members of the community to be more alert during thunderstorms and take necessary precautions after a man was struck and killed by lighting.

Police say they’re  investigating a case of inquest after a 41-year- old man, identified as Daniel Maapoga from Ga-Botha village in the moutse west was struck by lightning at his home while allegedly returning a music sound speaker into the house.

The tragic incident allegedly took place on Saturday evening when the deceased was listening to music inside the house and had left his speaker outside.

It is further alleged that the deceased went outside to fetch the speaker as it started raining heavily with lighting, which was when he got struck by lightning.

“The man was certified dead on the scene by the emergency medical services.” Added Moatshe Ngoepe.

The police advice community members to take shelter in safe places and switch off electronic devices to prevent more tragedies of this nature to occur.