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Lightning strike claims lives of two sisters in Kamuli

Kamuli, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A thunderbolt struck dead two sisters in Buzidolo village in Bulopa sub county in Kamuli district following a heavy downpour yesterday morning. The duo was identified as 25-year-old Deborah Nairuba and 30-year-old Veronica Babirye.

The two were hit shortly after returning from the borehole where they had gone to collect water amidst the heavy downpour. The deceased’s father, Moses Mutasa says that while in the house, he heard a heavy blast and rushed to open the door only to see his daughters lying helpless on the ground.

“The blast was so loud and it sounded like a gunshot. I was inquisitive on finding out what had transpired. On opening the door, I realized that my daughters were already dead,” he said. Fabiano Mbago, the Buzidolo village LC I chairperson says that they have registered four lightning strikes in their village with two deaths in a period of two weeks.

He advises residents to avoid unnecessary movements during heavy rains. The Busoga North Regional police spokesperson Michael Kasadha has confirmed the incident, adding that the deceased’s bodies are lying at Kamuli general hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.



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