A 45-year-old man popularly known as Opanyin Kojo, a resident of Abakrmpa has been struck to death by lightning at Abura Abakrmpa in the Abura Asebu Kwamankes District of the Central Region.
The incident occurred Friday evening at a drinking spot in the area.
Speaking to Kasapa FM’s Yaw Boagyan, an eyewitness Rass Lobby explained that the deceased in the company of two construction laborers were making cement blocks at a building site when a heavy downpour stopped them. They then decided to grab drinks at a nearby drinking spot.
He further explained that the deceased who was leading the team, upon reaching the entrance of the drinking spot heard a thunder strike. The strike electrified all the metal materials at the drinking spot and unknown to him, he touched one of the metals at the entrance and got electrocuted.
According to the eyewitness, the deceased shouted, fell down, and died.
The eyewitness disclosed that the spot was situated near a high tension electric pole which reflected the thunder and electrified the whole place.
The deceased body has been deposited at the Abakrmpa Mortuary for autopsy and preservation whiles the Police at Abura Dunkwa are conducting investigations into the matter.