Residents of a community in Ondo state were thrown into mourning after they lost their loved ones to lightening.
Salemgists gathered that no fewer than four youths were struck dead in their homes by lightning during a rainfall.
The incident reportedly happened in Ago Dada village, in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.
A source in the village said that the young men died on the spot before any help could reach them, adding that the victims were inside a house when the lightning suddenly enveloped the community with the accompanying thunder, killing the four of them.
The development was confirmed in a statement released by the Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami.
“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?”
Another source said some traditionalists allegedly adherent visited the scene of the incident to perform some rites and appease the gods before the bodies of the men could be buried.