Lightning reportedly struck four children to death in Gure town, Baruten local government area of Kwara state.
The incident occurred during a midnight downpour which rendered several people homeless.
According to a source in the town, three of the affected children, all girls, were of the same parents while the fourth victim, also a girl, came to pass the night with them.
The source said: ”The thunderstorm that broke into the wall of the house led two children into a state of unconsciousness while some others are hospitalized as a result of injuries sustained.
The remains of the victims were said to have been buried in accordance to Islamic rites.
The killing of the children was one of the damage in the area. Roof of many other houses were blown off.
The chairman of the local government, Mallam Mohammed Omar-Bio, who confirmed the incident, described it as devastating and pathetic experience.
He however condoled the family of the victims with a plan to send a delegation to the community and appealed to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and other disaster management agencies to provide succour for the victims of the disaster.
Omar-Bio, who spoke through the Public Relations Officer of the council, Mr Jubril Masene said that with the development, the number of rain disaster victims in the area were more than 200.