In Hoegbahn Township, District #2, near the SOS Children’s Village in Grand Bassa County, an evening hour lightning has reportedly killed a couple, the Daily Observer has gathered.The deceased are being identified only as Mr. and Mrs. Kweh.According to the information, the incident occurred recently about 5p.m. following a sudden rainstorm precipitated by violent lightning that struck to the disbelief of locals.An eyewitness only identified as John, informed the Daily Observer that prior to the death of the couple, community leaders had conducted an investigation between the late Kweh and one of his relatives (not named) in connection with the mysterysurrounding the disappearance of few ounces of gold.The resident revealed that during the interrogation, it was observed that the relative of Mr. Kweh, had reportedly disclosed being in possession of a little quantity of gold.One of the elders, who formed part of the investigation said the late Kweh’s relative confessed that he gave the quantity of the gold to the late Kweh for “safe keeping because his fellow gold miners had threatened to unmercifully tie and brutalize him if he failed to produce the gold he allegedly got from Camp No Way in the district.He said the owner of the gold told the investigators that thereafter, the late Kweh fled the scene with the gold and went to his village where the lightning reportedly struck and subsequently killed him and his wife.The deceased have since been buried. They leave to mourn their losses unspecified number of children and other relatives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champBefore the current storm, the last storm to produced more than an inch was in April 2006, Seto said. Though only about an inch of rain fell in most areas since Monday night, rainfall totals were much higher in the mountains. In Warm Springs, in the Angeles National Forest near Castaic, 3.95 inches fell. At the fire station in Malibu’s Monte Nido area, 2.13 inches fell as of 7 a.m., but no slides were reported in canyon areas denuded by the wildfires that broke out Nov. 24 atop Corral Canyon and Oct. 21 in Malibu Canyon. In Orange County’s fire-denuded Santiago and Modjeska canyons, no flooding or mudslides were reported. Parts of that burn area, in the Cleveland National Forest, have been coated with hydromulch, a gummy mixture of wood and paper that helps hold hillsides together. For the first time in two years, rainfall totals in Los Angeles were running ahead of the seasonal norm today. A little more than an inch of rain fell at the National Weather Service station at USC over the past day or so and, as of midnight, the seasonal total came to 3.34 inches since July 1, according to Stuart Seto of the NWS. The seasonal norm is 2.85 inches for this time of year, he said. In an average year, Los Angeles gets about 15 inches of rain, but last year only about 3.21 inches fell, making it the driest on record in 130 years. During the 2005-06 rainy season, the total was 11.6 inches. In the mountains, 3-7 inches of snow fell at elevations of 6,500 feet or more, and a NWS snow advisory remained in effect through noon. Seto said the brunt of the storm had passed, but a chance of showers would remain in the forecast through tomorrow. The weekend should be dry, and Monday and Tuesday — Christmas Day — should be mostly clear and warmer, with highs in the mid 60s and lower 70s. About 280 accidents handled by the California Highway Patrol in Los Angeles County between 5 p.m. yesterday and 5 a.m. today, compared to about 75 during the same period last week, said CHP Officer David Porter. One of those accidents left one person dead, he said, adding that it happened around 9 p.m. yesterday in Phillips Ranch. Details on the wreck were not expected until after 8 a.m. The storm brought 1.14 inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles, according to the NWS, with much heavier rainfall in Los Angeles County mountain areas, including 2 inches at Camp 9. The rain triggered power outages in Northridge, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power reported. It said that 25,500 customers were affected by outages, some of them brief, that spanned almost 10 hours, ending at 4:30 a.m., said Gale Harris of the DWP. Following are some other rainfall totals, as of 7 a.m.: — Bel-Air Hotel, 1.57 inches — Ballona Creek at Sawtelle Boulevard, 1.26 inches — Hollywood Reservoir, 0.99 inches — Los Angeles River at Firestone Boulevard, 0.72 inches — Chatsworth, 0.81 inches — Pacoima Dam, 1.85 inches — Santa Fe Dam, 1.14 inches 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!