Three persons were suspected to have died by thunderstorm in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state.
Delta Commissioner of Police , Adeyinka Adeleke, who confimed the incident on Thursday, said that the incident remained a suspected case because there were no medical reports to prove that the victims were actually killed by a thunderstorm.
“It is true , but it is still a suspected case because there is no medical report to prove that the victims were killed by a thunderstorm,” the CP said.
The victims were identified as Matthew Utuama (pictured) a younger brother to the former Deputy Governor of Delta State, Prof. Amos Agbe Utuama, and Gabriel Djoma as well as an unidentified motor mechanic who came from Onitsha to repair a Tipper engine reportedly owned by one of the deceased.
The incident happened at about 4 : 00 p. m . on Tuesday at Osieta Avenue in Otu -Jeremi during a heavy downpour that lasted for about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile Mathew’ friend has taken to Facebook to mourn his death. See post below.