Rites have finally been performed to enable family of the Coconut Seller who was struck by thunder and lightning on Monday, May 30, 2022, to convey the body for burial. This follows a green light given by the Nogokpo shrine for the rites to be performed for the family of the deceased to take ownership of the body for burial.
The rites attracted a gathering who wanted to catch a glimps of the spectacle.
The body of Master Emmanuel Torli, a 17-year-old student of Sokode Senior High Technical School who was struck by thunder and lightning that accompanied a rainfall in the Ho Municipality of the Volta Region was left unattended to, for several hours after the incident happened on Monday, May 30, 2022, given the nature of the incident, it sparked superstitions that the gods had to be pacified to pave the way for the burial.
Consequently, a delegation was dispatched to the “Nogokpo shrine”, for consultation and necessary rites to be performed.