Tragedy as Thunder Kills 3 Students While Playing Football In Anambra School

Tragedy as Thunder Kills 3 Students While Playing Football In Anambra School

  • Tragedy struck in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra state on Sunday, November 5
  • Three Senior Secondary School (SS3) students were killed by a thunderstorm while playing football
  • It was gathered that the six other students were revived and are receiving treatment at the hospital journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5-year-experience covering metro and government policy

Anambra state, Awka - Three Senior Secondary School (SS3) students lost their lives due to a lightning strike in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra state.

The tragic incident happened while students were playing football at the weekend, The Nation reported.

Thunder kills students in Anambra
3 students killed by thunder in Anambra Photo Credit: David Michael
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Six other students who were also affected by the incident have been successfully revived.

According to a source, the lightning struck nine male students who were playing football with others barefoot.

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The eyewitness said the students were rushed to the school clinic, from where they were taken to one of the hospitals in Awka, according to Daily Trust.

“The students were playing on the football pitch with their coach in preparation for a football tournament.
“The coach had ended the training session before the rain started, but some of the students stayed behind to continue playing football.
“Lightning, accompanied by claps of thunderstorm suddenly enveloped the area and the boys were struck in the process.
“A teacher heard the students screaming and running. He ran to the field and saw at least nine students trembling on the turf.

The state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the incident had not been reported to the police.

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via