Herbalist & Sango Worshippers Chieftain Killed By Thunder In Aramoko Ekiti
A young man has been reportedly killed by thunderstorm in Ekiti state.
According to a witness, the deceased identified as Babatunde Sule was struck to death by thunderstorm on Sunday during a heavy downpour at his rented apartment in Oke Aja area of Aramoko Ekiti in Ekiti West LGA of the state.
The deceased who was also a staff of the Ekiti State House of Assembly was a reknowned chieftain and traditionalist of Sango Worshippers’ Association in the community.
It was gathered the rain, which started at about 4:30pm accompanied with heavy thunder storm at frequent interval, caused panic in the town.
It was learnt the torrential downpour had forced everybody indoors which deafening thunder spark, which was reported to have entered the deceased’s home and struck him in the chest right where he was cooking in the kitchen.
A close source, who lives within the same compound with the deceased, was said to have been terrified by the intensity of thunder strike and had to run into the kitchen.
The source unfortunately saw his lifeless body on the ground.
Sango worshippers have begun a ritual that will last for a week over the tragic death.