Tamale: 2 confirmed dead, 3 in critical condition through electrocution
Information reaching TamaleOmline News indicates two persons (male and female) have been pronounced dead after suffering electric shock through thunderstorm in Thursday evening heavy downpour in Tamale.
Three other victims, a young girl in her early teens and two other women are currently receiving treatment at the accident and emergency unit of the Tamale Teaching Hospital.
The event happened about 5pm at a shop near the Zelia Glass Bar opposite the Tamale main Taxi Rank.
According to eyewitnesses at the scene, heavy thunderstorm stroke admist heavy downpour which affected some transmission lines in the area resulting in the shock.
Officials of the Volta River Authority in Tamale where immediately prompted to shutdown transformers in the area to avert further damages.