A Mashonaland Central man was killed by lightning after he sought shelter from the rains under a tree.
Mashonaland Central acting police spokesperson Naison Dhliwayo confirmed the death of Maxison Nyandoro of Kadowaira village in Mushumbi.
Dhliwayo said Nyandoro’s mother, who was seated in a kitchen hut that was also struck by the same bolt of lightning, escaped unhurt.
“We are appealing to members of the public to avoid sitting on tall objects and use of electrical objects is not advisable,” he said.
“People should also remove metal objects like necklesses or belts to avoid being struck by lightning.”