A man and his daughter have died in Kitwe's Chantete Ward while his wife and two other children escaped with minor burns after they were struck by lightning.

The incident is reported to have happened after the family sought refuge in their home when it started raining.

The three survivors have since been discharged after being examined at the Kitwe Teaching hospital.

Kitwe Teaching Hospital Public Relations Officer Phoebe Chileya and Chantete ward Councilor David Phiri confirmed that the incident occurred on November 4, 2022.

Chileya disclosed that the two died on the spot. "I can confirm that two people were reported to have died on the spot while three who were admitted after sustaining minor burns as a result.