Thunderstorm has killed four children all girls in Gure town, Baruten local government area of Kwara state.
The incident was said to have occurred during a downpour at midnight, rendering several people homeless.
A source in the town said that three of the affected children were of the same parents while the fourth victim came to pass the night with them.
He said: ‎”The thunderstorm that broke into the wall of the house led two children into a state of unconsciousness while some others are hospitalized as a result of injuries sustained.
The remains of the victims were said to have been buried in accordance to Islamic rites.
The killing of the children was among other havoc wrecked in the area as roof of many other houses were blown off.
The chairman of the local government, Mallam Mohammed Omar-Bio, who confirmed the incidence, described it as devastating and pathetic experience.
He however condoled the family of the victims with a plan to send a delegation to the community and appealed to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and other disaster management agencies to provide succour for the victims of the disaster.
Omar-Bio, who spoke through the Public Relations Officer of the council, Mr Jubril Masene said that with the development, the number of rain disaster victims in the area were more than 200.

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