A tragedy has occurred in the Ijebu-Ode area of Ogun state after three men died, on Thursday, after being struck by lightning following a downpour.
The victims of the thunderstruck
Following a downpour in the Ijebu-Ode area of Ogun on Thursday, three men were struck by lightning and reportedly died.
According to online reports, the tragic incident occurred opposite the Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium road in Ijebu-Ode at about 3:00pm.
It was gathered that the victims, and a fourth person, had disembarked from their motorcycles and ran toward a makeshift shelter for the rains to subside when tragedy struck.
On the process, the three victims were said to have been hit while the fourth person took to his heels unharmed.
Bystanders refrained from going near the corpses for fear that the occurrence was related to perceived punishment from Sango, the god of thunder, for wrong doing.