SWAN condoles with Anambra school over death of three students struck by lightning


The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Anambra Chapter, has condoled with the management of Tansi International College, Awka, over the death of three students in a lightning strike.

The association’s condolence message is contained in a statement signed by Chimezie Anaso and Uche Ndeke, its chairman and Secretary, respectively, in Awka on Tuesday.

SWAN equally commiserated with the parents and families of the deceased over their losses.

Recall that lightning struck the football pitch of the school on Nov. 4 while students were playing in the rain, hitting nine of them and leaving three dead.

The association described the tragedy as a huge and irreparable loss to the parents of the deceased, Tansi College, the society and the sports community in particular.

“As a body of sports journalists in Anambra, we are deeply saddened because we recognise the positive role Tansi College has played in the development of sports by making its pitch available for sporting activities.

“We appreciate that this particular pitch was one of the venues for the Anambra Independent Football League, the biggest independently-run football league as well as other competitions,” it said.

SWAN also condoled with Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, owners of the college for the tragic loss and prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased.

“We also pray that God will grant all the bereaved the courage to bear the losses,” it said. (NAN)

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