A 15-year-old student of Odumase Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Primary and JHS in the Sunyani West municipality has been struck to death by lightning leaving the family in a state of shock.
The deceased, Evelyn Agyenim Boateng – a JHS two student – was struck to death in a downpour by lightning in Odumase on Saturday 13 May.
Tenants say the sad incident occurred around 4.30pm when the deceased was preparing a meal for her family. The body has been deposited at a mortuary for preservation and autopsy, eyewitnesses said.
On a visit to the deceased’s family house, her father, Kwadwo Owusu Aduomi, could not control his tears as he narrated the story to the Ghana News Agency.
“I received a distress call that my daughter was unwell, but when I rushed to the hospital, I saw her body lying prostrate at the mortuary with multiple bruises around the breast area,” Aduomi said.
The police are also investigating the case.