Forlorn report reaching news desk has it that two students of a secondary school in Shendam, Plateau State were at the weekend struck dead by lightening while another was seriously injured. The principal of the school, Mr. Raymond Gofut, was quoted as saying the incident occurred when the students were returning to their hostel in the evening shortly after a downpour.

The third student was immediately rushed to an undisclosed hospital while the bodies of the deceased students were later deposited at a local mortuary.

When contacted the state Commissioner for Education, Mr. Nanle Dashe, confirmed the incident, saying it was not a government-owned secondary school though he was yet to receive full details about the incident.

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