A 10 year old girl of Sakayambila village in Mwinilunga district of Northwestern Province  died instantly after being struck by lightning following the heavy rains the area experienced yesterday.

Provincial Police Commissioner Hudson Namachila confirmed the development in an interview with ZANIS in Mwinilunga today and identified the deceased as Mimi  Kayambila aged 10.

Mr Namachila said another five year old boy Elias Kaputula of the same abode who was hit by  lightning, sustained a cut on his mouth and is admitted at the district hospital.

The body of the deceased girl has since been deposited in the mortuary awaiting burial as no foul play is suspected.

And Acting District Commissioner Mwiya Thulani also confirmed the development of the hailstorm which killed the girl and left a trail of drstruction were over 20 houses have collapsed and others roofs blown off.

Mr Thulani described the incident as a disaster and donated some mealie meal to the affected househoodd the From the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit.

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