A 20-year-old 100 Level student of the Imo State University Owerri (IMSU) simply identified as Ms Chiamaka Obodo, has died after she was supposedly struck by thunder during heavy rainfall.
According to media reports, Chiamaka was on a phone call at home when the lightning struck her which led to instantaneous death.
Her death was reported to have caused tension in the community as residents of the community trooped to the scene of the incident.
A resident explained that the undergraduate was inside when the lightning suddenly enveloped the area accompanied by thunder, which ended up killing her on June 17, 2022, adding that the deceased body has been deposited at the nearest morgue.
“The lightning was like an electric spark and a heavy thunderstorm which shook the entire community and by the time we know it, people have been screaming in front of the deceased house after discovering that she has been struck by the lightning,” resident said.