Two confirmed dead after being struck by lightening in Kanungu

By our reporter

KANUNGU– Two people were today afternoon struck by lightningt at Omunsyokwe village, Kyamukende Parish, Kinaaba sub county Kanungu district.

Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman Elly Maate said that incident took place in the afternoon when it struck several people in the garden.

Maate identified the dead as 42 year old Turyayebwa Edidiya and Kajowa Diyana aged 31 years and the injured as 40 year old Nyinakiiza Flora and her three children namely Ayebazibwe Susan aged 16 years, Friday Akandwanaho aged 5 years and Kirungi Blessings who all sustained injuries.

Maate explained that the injured are all family members of one of the deceased person one Turyayebwa Edidiya and the second deceased had gone to help them in the garden.

Maate said that the Officer in Charge of Police at Kinaaba have visited the scene and arrangements to remove the dead and rush the injured ones for medical attention underway.

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