Light­ning: 6 die

African Independent - - EDUCATION -

Harare: Light­ning killed six peo­ple at a wake in Zim­babwe as they shel­tered un­der a tree to es­cape tor­ren­tial rain. The light­ning struck the mourn­ers on Sun­day in Binga, near the bor­der with Zam­bia. They died in­stantly, po­lice said. Sev­eral oth­ers were in­jured and taken to hospi­tal. Heavy rains have caus­ing flood­ing in Zim­babwe, and peo­ple have died try­ing to cross flooded rivers. – AFP

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