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Lightning kills lawyer and son in VOA

Lightning has struck and killed a 57 year – old man said to be a lawyer, Mr. Sumo Mulbah, Sr. and his 11 year – old son Sumo Mulbah, Jr. in the VOA Community in Brewerville, Montserrado County.

According to the wife of the decease Mrs. Victoria Mulbah, her husband, Mr. Mulbah, Sr. was a lawyer and he worked at the University of Liberia, while her son Mulbah, Jr. was a 6th Grade student at the Cridel Kids Foundation.

She says Mr. Mulbah had returned from work on Thursday evening, 8 May by 6: 30 pm before the incident occurred when he went out along with his son to collect his phone.

Mrs. Mulbah says after her husband ate his food that evening, he sprayed the house to combat mosquitoes before later telling her that he and Mulbah, Jr. were going out for his phone which being charged at a local booth.

Mrs. Mulbah says she took the rest of the children inside before the lightning struck. But she explains that when the lightning struck, she fell on the bed in the room and she heard the older children yelling that there was fire in the tree.

When she came out, Mrs. Mulbah explains that she saw the fire and called for help. She says while they were trying to extinguish the fire, they noticed that there was a light distance away from the tree. Mrs. Mulbah says her husband and her son were in that distant fire.

She says she wanted to go there but people stopped her because they said current was still in the victims and it was dangerous for people to touch them.

After some time, she says rain came down and the fire went off, following which police took the two victims to the hospital where they were pronounced dead. Mrs. Mulbah concludes that the bodies have been taken to a funeral home.

By Bridgett Milton–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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