A Gokwe woman died on the spot after she was struck by a bolt of lightning while on her way home from her fields.
The deceased left behind two minor children and an elderly grandmother she was taking care of.
Gokwe South District Development Coordinator (DDC), Martin Musakanda, who is also chair of the District Civil Protection Unit (CPU) said the woman was struck by lightning at dusk. Said Musakanda:
The woman had just completed her work in the fields and she was now on her way home when disaster struck. She died on the spot after lightning struck amid heavy rains.
Musakanda said they will ensure that the deceased’s dependants are taken care of. He added:
We have to ensure that the elderly woman and the minor children are safe. The woman was the breadwinner so we are going to see to it that their welfare is taken care of.