Three people have died reportedly in a thunderstorm that struck the Eastern district of Sierra Leone.

The terrible incident is reported to have occurred at the Kpondu Fasebengu Kissi Teng chiefdom of Kailahun district.

Reports show that a heavy lighting lashed the chiefdom when the residents were in their farmland.

It further revealed that the victims who were struck by the lightning died on the spot before any help could reach them.

The development caused tension in the community as residents of the community trooped to the scene of the incident.

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