A lightning bold striking the earth during a thunderstorm, has ended up causing irreparable damage to a family.
A man identified as Mbhekeni Gina, has lost his two kids to lightning.
According to Reporters, when Mbhekeni saw dark clouds gathering on Saturday, he immediately told his family to rush into the house and wait for the thunderstorm to pass.
However, in a flash the lightning struck, killing his two kids instantly! The father survived with terrible injuries.
Mbhekeni Gina, 56, from Zibambele Village in Nongoma, northern KZN, South Africa, said the deaths of his sons, Sinethemba, 19, and Nhlakanipho, 17, had left a huge hole in his heart.
“I had hoped that they would free the family from our chains of poverty in just a few years’ time.”
Both kids were at high school.
Now there are only four members of the family.
They lost everything they kept in the rondavel including food, clothes and blankets when it c@ught fire after the lightning strike.
Officials from Nongoma Municipality and residents visited the Gina family on Sunday to bring them blankets and tent material to help build a temporary shelter.