Police in the Eastern Region have commenced investigations into the death of a male student at Ofori Panin Senior High School (OPASS) in the Eastern Region, who was reportedly struck by lightning on Sunday night.The deceased and his friend were in their dormitory when lightning reportedly struck both of them.

“Last [Sunday] night around 10:00pm, police had the information that around that same time lightning had struck 2 male students of Ofori Panyin Senior High School in their dormitory. Unfortunately, one student died on the spot and the other student is in a critical condition receiving treatment at the Tafo Community Hospital”.

The remains of the deceased have since been deposited at the Tafo Government Hospital awaiting an autopsy.

The police are making frantic efforts through the headmaster of the school to establish contact with families of both students.

“The body of the student has been deposited at the Tafo government hospital mortuary awaiting autopsy. Even though we know it was thunder that killed him, it is still an unnatural death so we have begun our investigations into it”.

School authorities are however tight-lipped about the incident.