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Elliotdale police open inquest docket after man struck by lightning

Jan 30, 2019
Elliotdale police open inquest docket after man struck by lightning

Elliotdale police have opened an inquest docket after a 44-year-old man struck by lightning on Tuesday.

According to police spokesperson, Capt Jackson Manatha, the incident happened at about 19h15, at Fameni Locality, Ncihana Village, Elliotdale.

"The man passed away at the scene," he added.

"The identity of the deceased is still being withheld until all family relatives are officially informed of his death."

Capt Manatha said that the 44-year-old man was walking alone when he was struck by the lightning. 

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