Random Probability Kills 3 in the DRC

If that whole structural violence and severe conflict weren’t enough,  apparently random probability is taking its toll on citizens of the DRC. According to the Independent Online, 3 women were struck by lightening and killed yesterday in the DRC:

Separate lightning strikes killed three women in the same region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, after torrential rains began, a local chief said on Tuesday.

Fortunately, randomness is not one of those things that really exists in Congolese cultural cosmology:

Local superstition holds that death by lightning is sometimes supernatural vengeance to settle old scores.

Phew, wouldn’t want those Congolese that they are ever unintentionally screwed!

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