13 Hwange Prisoners Hospitalised After Lightning Strikes During Lunch
Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) has said thirteen inmates at Hwange Prison were hospitalised on Friday after they were struck by lightning while having lunch in the prison courtyard.
ZimLive reports that ZPCS spokesman Superintendent Peter Chaparanganda said the inmates were rushed to the hospital after suffering varying degrees of burns.
“All the 13 were rushed to St Patrick’s Hospital. Four of them suffered serious burns while the other nine were said to be stable. The four were referred to Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo for further management,” said Chaparanganda said.
In other news, iHarare had reported that two schoolgirls died on Friday afternoon after being struck by lightning while on their way from school. The two schoolgirls were students at Seke 1 High School and were on their way home to Zengeza 4.
The two students, both aged 15, were pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. The Police confirmed the deaths of the two minors.
According to the Police, one of the schoolgirls was run over by a car after falling onto the tarmac when struck by lightning. In a statement confirming the incident, the Police said,
ZRP reports the death of two minors (15) from Seke 1 High School on 19/11/21 due to lightning. The victims, who were coming from school, fell on the tarmac after being struck by a lightning bolt, and one was hit by a motorist driving a Toyota Sprinter registration number ADJ 4486. Both victims were sent to the hospital and were pronounced dead upon admission.
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