Lightning Kills One Pupil, Injures 7 Others in Kanungu

A primary six pupil at Nyakeina Parents Primary School in Kanungu district died and seven others were hospitalized after lightning struck the school on Friday evening.

Aggrey Ainembabazi, a resident of Kinyisa cell in Retendere parish, Kayonza sub-county in Kanungu district died on spot while her colleagues were left unconscious and rushed to Bwindi Community Hospital for medication.

They were later discharged at around 8:00pm.

The strike also left the solar system at the school destroyed.

According to the Nyakeina Parents Primary School Coordinator Jeremiah Tumukwase, the lightning hit the place at around 3:00pm just as the children and teachers were in a debate at the school under a heavy downpour.

On April 3, 2018, Peninah Katushabe and her 15-year-old daughter Rachel Turyakira, a student at Kihihi Vocational Center in Kihihi town council; both residents of Bujengwe village, Karangara parish, Kayonza sub-county, Kanungu district, died on spot after they were struck by lightning.

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