Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tragedy as thunderbolt hits five in Ogun school, kills vendor

Five people, including three food vendors, a teacher and a pupil, were hit by a thunderbolt in Ejila Awori Community High School, Ipatira, in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
It was learnt that the incident happened around 12pm while activities in the school were still on.
The Principal of the school, Mr. O.O. Oshiname, said he was having a meeting in his office when a heavy rain started.

He said, “The incident happened last week Wednesday. I was in my office with the executive of the Parent-Teacher-Association. We were having a meeting.
“While the meeting was on, it began to rain heavily around 11.30am. About 45 minutes after the rain, it began to drizzle.
“Suddenly, a thunderbolt hit and it was so strong that it threw me off balance. The school generator was on, but after the thunderbolt, I asked one of the teachers to turn off the generator.”
He said the teacher, on getting outside saw the five victims, who were under a shade in the food vendors’ corner, on the floor all unconscious.
The teacher was said to have raised the alarm.
Punch learnt that some Sango (god of thunder) worshippers were invited to the scene of the incident by the people of the community.
The devotees, after making some consultations, were said to have set up a shrine around the site where the victim died.
A source said they demanded the payment of N500,000.
The Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, John Odubela, when contacted, confirmed the incident.


  1. So why did thunder strike them dead? ??
    Hmmmn,there is more to this.


  2. Tragedy indeed, may the souls of the dead rest in peace