Thunder kills boy in Ho; body left in the open over fear of the gods

The body of a 17-year-old boy believed to have been struck by lightning in Ho in the Volta Region on Monday has been left in the open over the fear of angering a thunder god.

The boy, Emmanuel Doli and two others were struck by lightning during a downpour in Ho

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However, the other two victims were rushed to the hospital and are responding to treatment, but the remains of the dead boy sill lies in the open.

The body was was however covered with some plantain leaves.

Emmanuel Doli, is a former student of the Sokode Senior High Technical School.

The mother of the deceased boy, Rejoice Kwao, who couldn’t control her tears, narrated how she heard about her son’s death and said, “They have been selling coconut for some time now. But today I was at work when I received a call about lightning striking my son. I came here only to see the boy on the floor lifeless. My brother takes care of coconuts for people, so they pluck from him also. But I don’t know what happened here. There has never been a problem in his selling. I’m still shocked and can’t understand this happening.”


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