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Lightning Kills 4 Children in Ilorin on Children’s Day




Wednesday, May 27th, Children’s Day, was a tragic day in Gure town in Ilorin, Kwara State, as three children are said to have been killed by lightning.

According to Vanguard:

The lightening at Gure, a popular ancient town and the commercial nerve centre of Baruten council, struck during a downpour between 12 midnight of Tuesday and 1a.m of yesterday.

The lightening was said to have killed all the children instantly, three of who were of the same parents. The fourth one came to pass the night with the other victims. The injured ones have been hospitalised.

Sources said the lightening broke down the wall of the house, and that the remains of the victims have been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.

It was further learned that the down pour also blew off the roofing sheets of many houses in the town, rendering some residents homeless.

Chairman of the local government, Mallam Mohammed Omar-Bio, confirmed the incident, and is appealing to

the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)to intervene in the matter.
He further stated with the latest incident development, the number of rain disaster victims in the area was more than 200.
Photo Credit: Siempreverde22/ (*Photo is for illustrative purposes only*)


  1. Ebony

    May 28, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Oh wow!!!
    RIP. Too heart wrenching, cannot phantom what the families are going through. Especially the family with 3 kids killed

    • Livvy's mama

      May 28, 2015 at 2:22 pm


  2. nnenne

    May 28, 2015 at 12:53 pm


  3. oy

    May 28, 2015 at 2:46 pm


  4. Tosin

    May 28, 2015 at 7:04 pm


  5. nene+

    May 29, 2015 at 12:28 am

    OMG! Sad!
    Hate this.

  6. chizzy

    April 24, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    terrible,the incident is nt ordinary

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