A-12 year old girl from Mzimba district is reported dead after being struck by lightning on Friday.

Mzimba police spokesperson constable Gabriel Chiona confirmed of the incident and identified the deceased as Loveness Mguntha.

According to Chiona, during the accident, the mother and her three children were all inside their house while it was raining outside and all over suddenly the lightning struck the house.

Chiona said following the incident the girl was left with burns on the face , chest and on left leg and was rushed to Chikangawa health center where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

This year’s rainy season has been characterized by lightning and storm, putting lives of Malawians at risk.

Last week hailstorm hits the commercial capital Blantyre especially in Chiwembe and Manje area, leaving about 20 families homeless.

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