A man was killed by lightning at Makhushane village outside Phalaborwa in Limpopo.

Several other people were left stranded after their houses were damaged by heavy storm in the Ba-Phalaborwa and Maruleng local municipalities.

Mopani spokesperson Witness Tiva said this follows heavy rains that are being experienced in many parts of the Mopani District Municipality area.

He said the Mopani District Municipality disaster Management teams have been deployed in the affected areas.

“In the Maruleng municipal area, a preliminary report indicates that 17 houses were damaged. The affected families will receive relief in a form of tents, food parcels and other basic amenities,” He said.

The urged the residents, especially those who live in low lying areas to exercise caution, as it is continuing to rain in many parts of the province.

Source: daily Sun