February 23, 2024

Lightening kills one in Rukungiri, leaves two seriously injured

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RUKUNGIRI

A 58 year old man was killed instantly after lightning struck Nyakitabata village in Kakindo Parish in Bugangari Sub County, leaving 2 other people seriously injured.

Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman Elly Maate has confirmed that the incident took place late evening in Omukatooma Trading Center on July 8th 2021 during a light drizzle.

Maate identified the deceased as Gareeba Patrick and the injured are two women who included 58 year old Tugume Harriet and Korugyendo Evas aged 57 years all from the same village but from different homes.

Maate said that the deceased was an employee at Bugangari Senior Secondary School where he worked as a cook.

Every year, at the beginning of the rainy season, several people are killed by lightening in the area.

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