There was rain in some parts of Nigeria during the week and so many people were excited to sleep well at night with less heat.

But what happened to be a good time for some, has caused the death of two people in Niger state.

There was rain on Friday, and as a result, there was lightning in Pogo Community, Paikoro Local Government Area of the state.

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Unfortunately, 25-year-old Aliyu Salihu and a 13-year-old student of an islamic school whose name was simply given as Abbas, died instantly when thunder struck during a light rain shower at about 8pm, while one Abdullahi sustained injuries.

Aliyu’s father, Malam Salihu Makeri, said on Sunday that the victims were harvesting mangoes when lightning suddenly enveloped the community with the accompanying thunder.

“It was like electric sparks, followed by a heavy thunderstorm which shook the entire community.

“People were screaming in front of my house and when I rushed out, I saw three figures lying under the mangoe tree,” he explained.

He described the death as devastating for himself.

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