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Boy killed by lightning abandoned over fear of ‘thunder god’

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Filed photo: A corpse

The body of the 17-year-old boy Emmanuel Torli, who died following a lightning incident in Ho, has been abandoned several hours after the incident.

The incident, which occurred late Monday afternoon, left the 17-year-old student dead while two others sustained injuries and were rushed to the hospital for treatment.

“Sadly, the body of the deceased is still at the scene untouched – owing to a traditional belief that such happenings could be occasioned by a thunder god known as Xebieso in the local parlance,” news portal Kasapafmonline reports.

The deceased was a coconut seller and plied his trade just opposite the office of the Electricity Company of Ghana in the regional capital.

City authorities have since remained tight-lipped about the incident.

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