Two children died after lightning struck them in Sheepmoor, Gert Sibande District, last Saturday.
According to police, a group of boys played soccer around 17:00 at a local sports ground. The rain started, and they went for cover under a nearby tree. Lightning struck nine of the boys, two lost their lives. Meanwhile, others were taken to the hospital for medical treatment in. The Sheepmoor police are investigating a case of an inquest.
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“I wish them a speedy recovery. I urge parents to be vigilant and warn their children on the dangers of lighting and to avoid tall isolated structures. Not to even stand near trees during stormy weather,” said the provincial commissioner Lt Gen Semakaleng Manamela.