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Lightning kills seven cows, injures eight residents in Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two minors are struggling for their lives at Kalongo hospital after being struck by a thunderbolt in Agago district on Monday evening. Eight other people escaped with injuries from the lightning bolt that struck Kakela village in Lakwa parish, Omiya Pachwa sub-county and killed eight …

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Lightning kills three cows, injures several others in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A thunderbolt has killed three cows and injured several others in Lemo-Gweng-Ajut village in Labongo Layamo sub county in Kitgum district. The Pagen LC III councillor David Opiyo, says that the unfortunate incident occurred during a heavy downpour around 10:00 pm on Monday night. According …

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Seven farmers killed by lightning strike in southern Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua |  At least seven farmers were killed and 14 others injured on Saturday by lightning strike in Tanzania’s southern highlands region of Rukwa, police said on Sunday. William Mwampaghale, the Rukwa regional police commander, said the lightning strike that was accompanied by a heavy …

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Lightning kills two pupils, injures four others in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lightning struck Mother Gives Nursery and Primary School in Kasese district killing two children and injuring others. The thunderbolt struck the school found in Kihungamiyagha in Kyarumba sub county on Monday evening. The school management has identified the deceased as Janet Mbambu,15, a primary four …

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Lightning strikes three children dead in Bundibugyo

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lightning has killed three children and injured four others in Bundibugyo district. The incident occurred on Thursday evening during a heavy downpour. The children have been identified as Joan Kabugho aged 11 years, the brother Joas Bwambale 4 years, and Patience Masika 14 years. They …

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Lightning strikes mother and daughter dead in Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lightning has killed a mother and her daughter in Agago district. Local authorities identified the deceased as Sharon Angwech, 28, and her six-month-old daughter Loyce Adyero. The lightning victims were reportedly struck dead at about 5pm on Monday evening during a heavy downpour, at their …

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Lightning strikes two dead, injures four in Kanungu

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people have been confirmed dead and four others injured after being struck by lightning in Kinaba sub-county, Kanungu district. The incident occurred at around 2:00pm in Muksyokwe village, Kyamukende parish. Those who died on spot are Edidiya Turyatemba, 42, and Diana Kajowa, 31, all …

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Lightning kills 5 family members in Omoro sub county

Alebtong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A a flash of lightning has claimed the lives of five family members in Alebtong district. The dead are Peter Owaa, Vicky Odongo and Desmond Owaa, both adults. The others are Raphael Elem and Silver Acur, all children below ten years of age. With the …

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Nearly 70 die in lightning strikes in India

New Delhi, India | Xinhua | Lightning strikes amid heavy rains claimed nearly 70 people’s lives, and injured many others, in three Indian states, namely Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, in the past 24 hours, said government officials from these states over phone on Monday. The death toll due to …

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