Lightning strikes kill person and injure dozens across Phalaborwa!

Heavy rains are being experienced in many parts of Mopani District Municipality. Images supplied.  

By Angie Nkuna

Phalaborwa- One person has been killed and four others left injured after they were struck by lightning at Makhushane village in the outskirts of Phalaborwa.

“Several other people were left stranded after their houses were damaged by heavy storm in the Ba-Phalaborwa and Maruleng local municipalities.

“This follows heavy rains that are being experienced in many parts of the Mopani District Municipality.

“The Mopani District Municipality disaster Management teams have been deployed in the affected areas. In the Maruleng municipal area, a preliminary report indicates that 17 houses were damaged. The affected families will receive relief in a form of tents, food parcels and other basic amenities.

“We are urging residents, especially those who are found in low  lying areas to exercise caution as it is continuing to rain in many parts of the province.” Says Mopani District Municipality Spokesperson, Witness Tiva.


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