3 Mapostori Struck Down By Lightning During Open Air Prayer


Three members of the Johane Marange Apostolic Church were killed by lightning while at their church gathering in Munetsi Village under Chief Nyamukoho in Mudzi on Sunday.

Rachel Magasu (22), Emmanuel Magasu (2) and Cathrine Mavhengera (24), had gone to worship at a place popularly known as Masowe, when they were struck by a bolt of lightning while in the tent hiding from heavy rains that pounded the area on the fateful day.

After the lightning struck, the victims’ two colleagues, all from Nyahuni Village, who had stayed behind when the three got into the tent, noticed smoke filling the tent before discovering lifeless bodies in there.

A report was made at Suswe Police Station, who attended the scene.Post-mortem was waived and the bodies were taken to the village for burial.

Mashonaland East Police Spokesperson, Inspector Nobert Muzondo confirmed the incident.

This is the third disaster to occur in Mudzi within four days.

On Thursday, a complex housing 25 vendors was gutted by fire, destroying goods worth tens of thousands of US dollars before 15 members of a church were killed on Friday night when their vehicle was involved in an accident along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway at Kachimana turn off.



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