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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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One dead, two injured by lightning in Rukungiri

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 58-year-old man has been struck dead and two others injured by lightning in Rukungiri district. The deceased was identified as Patrick Gareeba, a resident of Nyakitabata village in Bugangari sub-county. Emily Kyoheire, an area resident told our reporter that the tragedy occurred in Mukatooma …

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Lightning strikes four dead in Mayuge

Mayuge, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four people from the same family have been struck dead by lightning in Mayuge district. The dead who are residents of Sagit Island in Jaguzi sub-county have been identified as Patrick Wambi aged 35, his wife Brenda Nantanda aged 28, their two children Emmanuel Wamuno aged …

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Lightning strikes 8 teenagers dead in Arua, Uganda

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eight of nine children struck by lightning have died in Arua Thursday evening. The kids were playing football at a pitch in Odramacaku. Uganda’s Red Cross confirmed the incident. “It’s a dark evening in Arua (West Nile) after lightening struck dead 9 children who …

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Dazzling and deadly: Five facts about volcanoes

Manila, Philippines | AFP | The eruption of a volcano near the Philippine capital has delivered a dazzling but highly dangerous spectacle since it began spewing superheated steam on Sunday. Taal volcano’s bursts of lightning and monster clouds of ash have drawn crowds of gaping observers, but also prompted thousands to …

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At least 16 dead as lightning strikes Rwanda church

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  At least 16 people were killed and dozens more injured after lightning struck a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda, a local official said Sunday. Fourteen victims were killed on the spot as lightning hit the church in the Nyaruguru district in the Southern Province on …

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