Thirteen market women have sustained severe injuries after a lightning struck a big tree at the Awutu Bawjiase market in the Central Region causing it to fall on the victims.
They were said to have been seeking shelter under the tree during a downpour on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 in the evening.
While it rained heavily, the tree suddenly crushed on the women on their blind side, making them unable to run to safety.
In the process, 13 of them were badly injured and were rushed to the Awutu Bawjiase Hospital, Winneba Specialist and Trauma Hospital and Agona Swedru Government Hospital for treatment.
No fatalities were recorded.