Tragedy as Lightning Strikes Four Dead in Kanungu


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Four people at Kyashamiro Trading Centre, Rutenga sub county in Kanungu district have been struck by lightning and other two were critically injured by the disaster in the same area.

Eye witnesses say, the incident occurred one hour ago during a heavy down pour that rocked the area for about three hours and by 11:00am in the morning victims who are said to have been removing sorghum were no more.

While speaking to this website,Mr. Elly Mate, the regional police Spokesperson for kigezi region confirmed the incident and identified the victims as Herbert Kanyonyi 38, Avitus Niwamanya 20, Byamukama Binyonyi 40 and a 13 year old boy identified as Fred Akandwanaho.

The bodies have since been taken to Rutenga health Centre III for postmortem while the injured Ms Rugona and Mr. Acleo have been rushed to Bwindi Community Hospital for medication.

Kanungu district andBushenyi districts have been hit by lightning disasters and many people have died with the recent one being that of June 7th this year in Bushenyi were four people were struck by the disaster, a mother and daughter were struck still in Kagungu on April 4th 2018.

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