Mother, Daughter Struck Dead by Lightning in Kanungu

Two people were last evening struck dead by lightning in Kanungu district. The deceased are, Penninah Katushabe and her 15 year old daughter Rachel Turyakira, a student at Kihiihi Vocational Center in Kihiihi Town Council.

The deceased are residents of Bujengwe village, Karangara Parish Kayonza Sub County Kanungu District.

The Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, Elly Maate, says that the incident happened at around 5:00pm, when Turyakira, who was at home preparing to go back to school after Easter Holiday, was outside their house washing her sandals.

Maate calls upon members of the public to use lightening arrestors to minimize such occurrences.

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