Thunder Strikes Ondo Man Dead While Cutting Iroko Tree
Aluko Ramoni, a timber contractor was in the forest with one of his colleagues carrying out their daily activities when the weather became cloudy and a thunderstorm was recorded.
While going about their business despite the heavy downpour, thunder struck and Aluko died instantly.
Aluko, was reportedly struck dead by thunder on Wednesday, while cutting an iroko tree in ifira Akoko, area of Ondo State.
Many of the villagers trooped out to catch a glimpse of the remains of the man allegedly killed by thunder.
The family of Aluko are currently at loggerheads with the traditional worshippers in the area.
While the family demands that his remains be interred, the traditional worshippers are demanding that Aluko be interred in the forest since he died there.
Confirming the incident, the state police command spokesperson, Femi Joseph, said the incident was quite unfortunate.
Joseph added that the Divisional Police Officer in Isua in Akoko South-East Local Government Area of the state, Superintendent Biodun Ojediran, has been directed to further investigate the matter.
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