A lightning bolt struck and killed 6 people at a funeral in Binga District on Sunday.

Survivors were left with severe burns.

The people had taken a shelter under a tree when a bolt of lightning struck, killing the six.

A hut at the chief’s homestead was also struck by lightning at the same time but no one was killed or injured.

Chief Siachilaba said yesterday that the six who died and those who sustained burns were attending his late sister’s funeral at her homestead when tragedy struck.

He said when it started raining, some of the people attending the funeral took shelter under the tree which was later struck by lightning.