Lightning kills ‘Mai tea’, customer in Kwara

Two people including a Tea seller (otherwise known as Mai tea) and his customer were reportedly killed by a thunderstorm that struck at Eyenkorin in the Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State.

PUNCH Metro reliably gathered that the sad incident occurred at the Onigbegiri junction of Eyenkorin on Thursday evening during a downpour.

An eyewitness, Mr Mojeed Onigbegiri who spoke with journalists said that a Hausa Tea seller and another yet-to-be-identified man who came to buy tea from him died instantly when the thunder struck during the heavy rainfall in the area at about 6:30 pm.

It was also gathered that the yet-to-be-identified victim was a customer who came to drink Tea when the tragedy struck.

The people of the community however appealed to the state government, Nigeria Police Force, and other security agencies to come and evacuate the lifeless body of victims.

When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer in Kwara Command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi confirmed the incident.

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He said that the thunderstorm killed two people in the Eyenkorin community, a suburb of Ilorin during the downpours.

He said that the corpse of the tea seller who is an Hausa man had been released and buried by his family while the Yoruba man who went to buy tea from the man had not been claimed as the family said that they would perform certain rites on the victim before he could be buried.

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