A 17-year-old boy coconut seller dies after being struck by lightning

After being struck by lightning, a 17-year-old coconut salesman died, and two other people are in the hospital.

When the dead, Emmanuel Doli, a former student of the Sokode Senior High Technical School, was struck, he was selling coconut in Bankoe, a neighborhood of Ho in Ghana’s Volta Region.

The National Ambulance Service brought two other individuals who were struck by lightning to the hospital.

Emmanuel’s body, on the other hand, was left at the site “out of dread of the gods.”

Some speculated that the coconut he was selling was’stolen,’ and that this was why he was struck.

However, the deceased’s brother, Selasi Kwao, debunked the rumors.

He said: “The coconut was plucked at our family house at Sokode Bagble. The coconut tree belongs to our uncle, and he was aware we were plucking some of the coconuts.

“I personally climbed the tree to pluck it. I plucked them from 6 trees.

“My brother who is dead now did not climb the tree. I even paid some people who helped in climbing with me. I only sent him to come and sell them.”

Mother of the boy, Rejoice Kwao, who couldn’t control her tears, narrated how she heard about his son’s demise.

She said: “They have been selling coconut for some time now. But today I was at work when I received a call about lightning striking my son. I came here only to see the boy on the floor lifeless. My brother takes care of coconuts for people, so they pluck from him also. But I don’t know what happened here today. There has never been a problem in his selling. I’m still shocked and can’t understand this happening.”

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