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15 killed by Nigeria lightning

Fifteen people have been killed by lightning in north-eastern Nigeria after strong thunderstorms swept through the rural region.

An official said the deaths occurred in Gombe and Yobe states. Eight men, four women and three children died.

Nigeria is experiencing its annual rainy season, with storms sweeping through its tropical south and arid north.

Floods are already affecting the country, causing some drowning deaths.

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