Thunder has struck a couple to death after a heavy downpour Thursday evening at Assin Andoe Sibo Nkwanta in the Assin South District of the Central Region.

The deceased couple are Emmanuel Botwey 27, and Rita Nketia 26.

According to an eyewitness, Opanin Yaw Mensah, who is the father of the late Rita Nketia and in-law of Emmanuel Botwey he said, they were clearing a portion of land when the rain started so they stopped and stood at one place using plantain leaves as a canopy.

“We saw the first lightening and we wanted to go home but the rain was too heavy, suddenly there was another strange lightning and instantly I saw my wife, daughter and my son-in-law on the ground lifeless, my wife gained consciousness after some minutes but my daughter and son in law could not wake up again.”

Unconfirmed report says the couple fought and cursed themselves over Gh20 a day before the rains.

Source: Odoomprince/Nkwa Fm