- The four young people who were struck by the lightning during a light rainfall in their homes have passed away
- The sad incident took place on Wednesday, March 30, in Ago Dada village, Akure North local government area of Ondo state
- The development caused tension in the community triggered a protest in the village on Thursday, March 31
Ago Dada, Ondo state - Ago Dada, a village in Akure North local government area of Ondo state has been thrown into mourning following the sudden death of 4 young people.
Leadership reported that the youths were allegedly killed by thunderstorms on Wednesday evening, March 30, during a rainfall in the village.
A source said that the death of the young people triggered a protest in the village on Thursday, March 31, which resulted in the destruction of properties and the death of an elderly man.
Nigerian Tribune also confirmed that the incident revealed the four youths died in their homes on the spot before any help could reach them.
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It was gathered that the grouse of youths was that the deceased were all non-indigenes which angered others in the village.
The development caused tension as residents of the community trooped to the scene of the incident.
Funmilayo Odunlami, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) confirmed the development but denied there was a protest in the village.
“I can confirm to you that four youths were killed by thunder in the village, but there was no protest leading to another death in the village.
“Maybe there was an argument when the families of those affected wanted to pick up the remains of the victims for burial. It was a painful thing, but who do they want to protest to?”
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