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Lightening Kills One, Five Injured in Bushenyi

Generous Kyomuhangi Busesire a resident of Nkuna I Village in Nyabubare Parish –Nyabubare Sub County died on Wednesday.
11 Sep 2019 20:03

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  Lightning has struck dead a 45-year-old woman and left five others injured in Nyabubare Sub County –Bushenyi district.

Generous Kyomuhangi Busesire a resident of Nkuna I Village in Nyabubare Parish –Nyabubare Sub County died on Wednesday.

Karori Rwamuganga, the LCIII Chairperson for Nyabubare Sub County said that the deceased together with five others had sought shelter at their home when they were struck by lightning.

He says that the injured were rushed to Kampala International Hospital in Ishaka for treatment.  

Martial Tumusiime, the Greater Bushenyi Police Spokesperson says that the injured were working on a farm and took shelter at a nearby house when it started raining.

Lightning strikes are common in Bushenyi district.  In June five people were struck dead and 25 injured during a downpour in Nyakatembe village in Bitooma sub-county, Bushenyi district. Cases of strikes are also common in the neighbouring districts of Mitooma,Buhweju, Sheema and Rubirizi.