Eight people killed by lightning strike on church
Several more were injured when a lightning bolt hit the Seventh Day Adventist church in Malawi
Eight people have been killed and several others injured after lightning struck a church in Malawi, south east Africa, local media has reported.
Several members of the Seventh Day Adventist church in the capital Lilongwe were taken to hospital following the strike on Saturday, the Nyasa Times said, citing witnesses, health officials and police.
It is not clear whether all were injured directly by the lightning or in the panic to escape.
“People were inside the church attending the service when the lightning stuck. I first heard a loud burst which frightened almost everybody and few minutes later I just saw a stampede,” the paper quoted a witness as saying.
Additional reporting from Reuters
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Gingers face extinction due to climate change, scientists warn
- 4 BBC’s new Game of Thrones slayer 'The Last Kingdom' relies on Saxon appeal, creators say
- 5 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
Game of Thrones author George RR Martin says 'f*** you' to fans who fear he will die before finishing Westeros saga
Jennifer Lawrence face palms Emma Watson at Christian Dior show in Paris
Gingers face extinction due to climate change, scientists warn
Pamplona Running of the Bulls 2014: Briton critically injured in San Fermin festival
Israel's deadliest Gaza air strikes yet kill five children from same family as Palestinian rocket barrage continues
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
£35000 Per Annum DOE: The Green Recruitment Company: The Green Recruitment Com...
£23000 - £30000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Data Analyst vacan...
competitive: Progressive Recruitment: I am interested in speaking to Data Migr...
£200 - £450 per day: Harrington Starr: Web Services Developer Web Services, WP...