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Footballer killed by lightning as he celebrates goal (Photos)

A Kenyan footballer has been struck dead by lightning as he celebrated his team’s equaliser against their opponents.

The victim, Allan Mbote, was a 20-year-old Kenyatta University student. He played as a defender for a team known as Red Sharks.

The incident happened on Sunday, with five other players also injured by the lightning during Nangina Ward Football Tournament at Luchululo village.

Three of the players are still on admission at Nangina Mission Hospital.

Kenyatta University has confirmed the death of the second year student.

The MP for the area, Dr. Oundo Mudenyo also sent his condolence as he wrote: “Some tragedies are hard to take: lightening striking a player during a soccer match! RIP Allan Mbote.”

The Standard reported that Mbote’s death was the latest lightning tragedy to hit Kenya in recent days.

On 9th December, lightning also killed three children in Teso North constituency.

 

 

– NAN

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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

One Response to “Footballer killed by lightning as he celebrates goal (Photos)”

  1. Thank you Delia Innoma for sharing this awesome stuff

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