Pupils Struck by Lightning in Kisoro

A 16-year-old pupil at Kahumure Primary School in Bukimbiri Sub County, Kisoro District died instantly and five others were admitted in critical condition after being struck by lightning.

The deceased is identified as Night Pricilla, a primary six pupil and daughter to Evalist Kafuku, a resident of Kyogo Village, Bukimbiri Sub County in Kisoro District. The injured are; Angel Kyarisiima,  Anocianta Nuwamanya, Mathias Turinawe and Illuminate Kyarisiima, all P7 seven pupils and Florida Ninsiima, a  primary four pupil.

A teacher at the school told our reporter on condition of anonymity that the incident occurred today afternoon during a downpour.  He admitted that the school has no lightening conductors.

The police spokesperson for Kigezi Region, Elly Maate says that the injured pupils were rushed to Mutorere and Kisoro hospital for treatment.  Maate also says that the body of the deceased was taken to Kisoro hospital mortuary for postmortem.

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