Lightning Kills 4 in Lofa


To the shock and outright disbelief by relatives and friends, lightning from a thunderstorm that struck the home of the Dorbor family in Lofa County on May 7, 2014 left four persons dead and one in critical condition.

The fateful incident took place in Zeyeakpala Town about 12 miles from Zorzor City in Lofa County.

The thunderstorm, which struck early Wednesday evening left a 68-year-old Youngor Dorbor Beyan dead instantly.

One of the thunderstorm victims identified as Gibson Beyan is reported to be in a very critical condition in Zeyeakpala Town, Zorzor District in Lofa County.

The thunderstorm, which started around 7:30pm immediately following a brief downpour of rain, struck the house, which hosted about eight persons.  

Other victims of the fatal thunderstorm strike included James Beyan husband of the late Youngor Dorbor, Wubu Beyan and Oscar Beyan, all of Zeyeakpala Town in the Zorzor District, Lofa County.

According to Mr. J. Mamadee Dorbor, elder brother of Mrs. Youngor Dorbor Beyan, who spoke to the Daily Observer in Monrovia, his sister leaves to mourn her younger sister Mazu Zena, Arthur Dorbor, Augustine Dorbor, James Dorbor, Doris Dorbor, Philip Dorbor, Comfort Dorbor and host of other relatives in Liberia and abroad.

As a result of the surprise break of the shocking thunderstorm story in Monrovia, relatives and friends of the dead persons have begun holding extensive meetings aimed at mobilizing resources and other funeral arrangements.

Phone conversations with other relatives Thursday afternoon disclosed that one of the victims who was struck by the lightning was still sweating profusely to the amazement of the citizens and residents of Zeyeakpala Town.


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