In Ikirun, the headquarters of the Ifelodun Local Government Area in Osun State, two females believed to be related were killed by lightning.
On Sunday, August 29, about 4:30 p.m., the incident occurred in the Ogo-Oluwa region of Orisa Elejin village.
The little children were struck while crossing a field in the neighborhood following a light drizzle, according to a local, Mary Ojuolape.
“They were struck by lightning while crossing a school football field in the Ogo-Oluwa area,” she said.
A large throng gathered around the bodies of the girls, according to another resident named Dayo.
“I’m not sure what their names were, but they were siblings. The situation is tragic, and the entire town is mourning it,” he added.
The girls were found dead on the playground of an Arabic school after lightning hit, according to Hassan Okanlawon, Chairman of the Ifelodun Local Government Area, who confirmed the tragedy.
Okanlawon stated the deceased were living in the vicinity with their grandmother, and when he went to the scene, he was told the two girls were ordered to go shopping for dinner ingredients.