Lightning Strike Kills Many In Rwanda Church,Injure Hundreds

Lightning Strike Kills Many In Rwanda Church,Injure Hundreds

No under 16 individuals were killed while another 140 others injured when lightning struck a Seventh Day Adventist church in Rwanda, said a local official on Sunday.

Fourteen victims were killed on the spot as lightning hit the congregation in the Nyaruguru region in the Southern Province on Saturday, neighborhood chairman Habitegeko Francois told AFP via telephone.

He included that 140 individuals engaged with the occurrence had been rushed to Hospital and district health centres, however many haven’t been released.


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“Doctors say that only three of them are in critical condition but they are getting better,” he said.

A comparable episode happened on Friday when lightning struck a gathering of 18 understudies, killing one. Last October, lightning executed 18 individuals in various parts of the nation.

Lightning strikes are frequent occurrence over Rwanda, which has numerous hills and mountains, and the nation’s police record various human and domesticated animals death every year.

Lightning murdered 30 individuals, harmed 61 and slaughtered 48 domesticated animals in 2016, the latest year with full figures, as indicated by Rwanda’s Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs.

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