Kibaale Lightning Victims Discharged

The pupils were hit by thunderbolt during a heavy down pour around 4pm on Monday.

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Eight of the 12 pupils of St. Paul Primary school in Kibaale District who were struck by lightning have been discharged.

The pupils were hit by thunderbolt during a heavy downpour around 4 pm on Monday. They were later admitted at St. Albert Medical Clinic Kiganda in Kyebando Sub County, Kibaale district.

Some of the injured pupils are Scovia Katusabe, Noweline Kemigisa, Tedson Asasiraho, Lillian Kembabazi, Betty Atuhura, Margret and Joanita.       

Berenari Baguma, a nurse at St. Albert Medical Center, says that eight of the victims were discharged on Wednesday after their condition improved.

Baguma says the four remaining pupils are still admitted at the facility saying they are still monitoring their condition. She, however, says they are responding well to treatment. 

  She says they have instructed the parents of the pupils to closely monitor them and adhere to doctor’s advice. 

John Kyaboona, the district education officer Kibaale has expressed concern about the fate of the school-going children following the increasing cases of lightning in the district.         

He says the district has no budget for emergencies. He also says that private schools are also prone to lightning because most of them have no lightning arresters.

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In June, Lightning struck dead three pupils of Kisalizi primary school in Kibaale district.