Tragedy As Thunder Kills 4 Farmers In Abuja

Tragedy As Thunder Kills 4 Farmers In Abuja

By Wires Editor | The Trent on June 18, 2018
Herdsmen, Priest, Taraba

Four farmers were killed on Thursday, June 14, 2018, by thunder at Anagada village near Zuba in Gwagwalada Area Council of the FCT.

Journalists learned that two other farmers were admitted at a private clinic in Zuba.

A resident of the community, Yahaya, said the incident happened at about 3 pm when the farmers were working on their watermelon farm.

He said the farmers were weeding their farm when the thunderstruck amidst heavy rainfall, killing four of them.

He said two other farmers sustained injuries and were taken to a hospital at Zuba, while the remains of the dead were later buried at the community.

City News learnt that the watermelon farmers hailed from Kebbi State and had been into watermelon farming over the years in the area.

Muhammed Bello Umar, the Agora of Zuba, who confirmed the incident, expressed sadness over the loss of lives and injuries.

He prayed for the deceased to rest in peace, while urged the bereaved to bear the loss.

Read more at Daily Trust


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