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Girl, 13, dies after lightning strike in heavy KZN thunderstorm

DURBAN – A lightning strike in KwaZulu-Natal has killed a 13-year-old young lady. 

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) said in an explanation that 13-year-old Akhona Sibiya kicked the bucket of her wounds in the Nquthu Local Municipality, northern KZN, after she was struck by lightning on Friday. 

Cogta MEC Sipho Hlomuka sent fiasco supervisory groups to offer help to the Sibiya family. 

Hlomuka cautioned occupants across the area to practice alert as nasty climate was relied upon to proceed. 

Cogta said the most recent climate cautioning from the South African Weather Service (SAWS) showed that tempests were relied upon to proceed in the northern pieces of the area, to be specific the locale of uMkhanyakude, Zululand and uMzinyathi. 

Hlomuka approached occupants to practice outrageous alert as the area is relied upon to encounter nasty climate conditions throughout the season. 

Around 2pm on Saturday, Storm Report SA said, "a serious tempest as of now over KZN into a great climate". 

Prior to noontime, the SAWS said serious rainstorms were normal once more over eastern regions on Saturday including portions of Mpumalanga, Limpopo and northern KZN. 

The SAWS gave a yellow level 2 admonition for serious tempests over the focal and eastern pieces of Mpumalanga, the southern pieces of Limpopo and the northern pieces of KZN on Saturday. 

As indicated by the help's effect based admonition, it expects solid to harming winds, hail (enormous hail) and weighty storms prompting restricted flooding. 

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