Ho: Rites finally performed: Coconut Seller killed by lightning, Emmanuel Torli laid to rest

Ho: Rites finally performed: Coconut Seller killed by lightning, Emmanuel Torli laid to rest
By Jones Anlimah

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.

Ho: Rites finally performed: Coconut Seller killed by lightning, Emmanuel Torli laid to rest
The family was able to secure a body carrying bag and some pairs of gloves for use by those who performed the rights and later carried the body into the coffin.
Ho: Rites finally performed: Coconut Seller killed by lightning, Emmanuel Torli laid to rest
The performance of the rites attracted an appreciable gathering who expressed shock at what had happened.
Ho: Rites finally performed: Coconut Seller killed by lightning, Emmanuel Torli laid to rest
After all, was said and done, the body of Emmanuel Torli was conveyed for burial at Sokode Bagble in the Ho Municipality of the Volta Region.
Ho: Rites finally performed: Coconut Seller killed by lightning, Emmanuel Torli laid to rest
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