Thunder Kills 17-Year-Old Boy At Ho Bankoe
A 17-year-old boy is allegedly reported dead at Bankoe a suburb of Ho in the Volta Region after a thunder light strikes on him while selling coconut.
Two other persons close to the boy were also involved in the incident and struck by the thunder and have been rushed to the hospital by the National Ambulance Service.
The boy is known as Emmanuel Doli and is a former student of the Sokode Senior High Technical School.
Brother to the deceased, Selasi Kwao narrates the story as rumors pop up that the coconuts were stolen as claimed by residents, “The coconut was plucked at our family house at Sokode Bagble.
The coconut tree belongs to our uncle, and he was aware we were plucking some of the coconuts. I climbed the tree to pluck it. I plucked them from 6 trees. My brother who is dead now did not climb the tree. I even paid some people who helped in climbing with me. I only sent him to come and sell them.”
The Mother of the boy, Rejoice explains how she heard about his son’s death uncontrollably in tears.
She said, “They have been selling coconut for some time now. But today I was at work when I received a call about lightning striking my son. I came here only to see the boy on the floor lifeless. My brother takes care of coconuts for people, so they pluck from him also. But I don’t know what happened here today. There has never been a problem in his selling. I’m still shocked and can’t understand this happening.”