Lightning during rainfall in Lokoja, Kogi State has killed a 15-year-old boy.
The victim is the son of a director in the state Ministry of Information, Alhaji Kashim Imam.
The incident occurred at Otokiti Housing Estate, on Lokoja-Okene-Kabba road, adjacent the Army Barracks in the state capital on Tuesday evening.
A source within the estate told LEADERSHIP that while it was raining at about 5:30 pm on the said day, there was thunder, followed by lightning, which struck and killed the boy.
Narrating how it happened, the mother of the deceased said she was in the room when it was raining and suddenly, there was a lightning flash and the boy who was outside playing in the open field of the estate with some of his friends was struck dead.