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Thunder strikes varsity student to death, another kills self in Anambra


An undergraduate student of Anambra State University, Igbariam was yesterday struck to death by a thunder lightening following a heavy downpour in the area.The deceased, Vincent Uche Mbanefo, a 100-level student of Agric Extension, was said to be alone in his Achalla Logde at about 5:00p.m. when the incident happened.

A student of the institution, who broke the news to newsmen said the deceased, who lived alone in the room, was found lying lifeless with the colour of his skin turned to black. “It came to us as a shock because the rain was not too heavy to have caused such calamity,” he lamented.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mohammed Haruna, who confirmed the incident, said the deceased was immediately rushed to the hospital by detectives attached to Achalla division where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.He said parents of the deceased were immediately contacted, who had since conveyed the body to their village in Aguleri for burial.

In another development, a 40-year-old man reportedly committed suicide in Obosi, Idemili North local government area of the state. The deceased, Nnamdi Omezi, hung himself at about 4:00p.m. with a rope suspended to the ceiling fan in his apartment located at No. 7 Fred Ezika Street, Odume layout.

It was gathered that the body of the deceased was still dangling from where it was suspended when the police, led by the DPO Isiowulu division arrived the scene.The police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said the detectives attached to Isiowulu Division visited the scene of the incident with a medical doctor, who certified the victim dead.He, however, said efforts to recover the body for autopsy proved abortive, as the community insisted that ritual rites must be conducted as a traditional requirement before moving the body.

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