2 brothers die as lightning strikes Jos community

A monumental tragedy has struck a family in Jos after two brothers died after lightning struck.

The scene of the lightning strike in Jos

According to reports, the incident which has thrown the family into serious mourning, happened in the Bayan Tasha area of Ungwan Rogo in Jos, leading to the death of the two blood brothers, identified as Danjuma Ibrahim and Salisu Ibrahim.

Eyewitnesses say the thunder strike came after an early morning rainstorm which resulted in the lightning as the the siblings were electrocuted after a series of chain reactions following the strike.

One of such witnesses, Bello Lukman, who shared the tragic incident on his Facebook page, said the brothers died on the spot.

"The lightening caused the 33 KV high tension wire above to spark; this came with a heavy sound with the wire coming down to the ground.

Scared, the two brothers ran out of their closed shop and unfortunately, the wire had caused current to pass through the water. Immediately they stepped out, they were electrocuted and died."

"They have since been buried according to Islamic rites. May Almighty God forgive them their sins and grant them paradise, Amen."

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