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Police open inquest docket after Willowvale man struck by lightning

Feb 13, 2017
Police open inquest docket after Willowvale man struck by lightning

Willowvale police have opened an inquest docket after a 23-year-old man died over the weekend after being struck by lightning.

"The deceased was from a soccer match with other young people on Saturday, at about 19:00 at Matolweni Location, Nqadu Village, Willowvale," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The deceased who cannot be named was in the front of other people when he was struck by the lighting. He died instantly.

"The identity of the deceased will be made known once all his relatives have been officially informed of his death." 

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