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Three people died after being struck by a bolt of lightning Wednesday afternoon in Mutasa district's Ward 28 near Chavhanga Primary School. ZRP provincial spokesperson Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa said he was on leave referring questions to Nyanga district counterpart Assistant Inspector Cuthbert Tanyanyiwa who said they were yet to receive a report on the incident. According to local villagers Misheck Nheredzo, Jealous Nyabanda and Phenias Mubata died after being struck by lightning while thatching a hut. "They were thatching a hut when disaster struck. It's sad. Police have been notified but we have been told to go ahead with burial arrangements," said one villager.