Soludo mourns 3 students killed by lightening during football match


Soludo mourns 3 students killed by lightening during football match


Anambra State governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo has expressed grief over the death of three student who were said to have been struck by lightening while playing football over the weekend.

The students who were said to be of Tansi International College, Okpuno in Awka South local government area of the state, were holding their football training in readiness for a friendly match with another school when they were struck by lightening during rainfall.

Soludo who spoke through his Press Secretary Mr Christian Aburime said " The Governor extends his deepest condolences to the Tansi International College community, their grieving students, as well as the bereaved families who have lost their beloved three children.

The death was caused by the devastating effects of electrostatic discharge from lightening that unfolded on the school grounds in Anambra State.

“Governor Soludo acknowledges the profound magnitude of this loss to the State and offers fervent prayers to the Almighty to grant both the school and the bereaved families the strength to endure this irreplaceable loss.

 governor gave the names of the deceased s as; Obi Francis Chukwunwuike from Nteje in Anambra State, Obeta Michael Uchechukwu, from Nsukka, Enugu State and Usulor Chidubem Emmanuel from Ezza, Ebonyi State.

The students were aged 16 years, 16 years and 19 years respectively. They were among nine others who experienced the incident but could not make it alive.


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