Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 poll, Mr Peter Obi, has commiserated with the families of the victims struck by lightning, which occurred at Tansi International School Onitsha, Anambra State.
The tragic incident on Saturday, claimed the lives of three students of the school.
Obi who took to his X ( formerly Twitter) handle on Sunday to register his condolences, described the incident as a natural disaster.
He said:”I am greatly saddened by the unfortunate natural disaster that happened at Tansi International College, Awka this weekend. It was reported that 9 students of the College were struck by thunder, on Saturday, November 4, during a rainstorm.
“Sadly, 3 of the students lost their lives, while the rest are responding to treatment at the hospital. I commiserate with the bereaved families, students, and management of the College. May God give all the strength to bear this great loss,and grant eternal rest to the dead, and quick recovery to the injured.”