Lightning Kills One,Injures Seven in Hoima

The Lightning struck Benon and his family members during a heavy down pour that lasted for several hours in the area.
Lightning has struck one person dead and left seven others injured in Hoima district.

The deceased has been identified as Benon, 25, a resident of Mayirirwe Village in Katanga parish, Bugambe Sub County. 

Joseph Nkwatiramunda, the Bugambe Sub County LC3 Chairperson, says that Benon was struck dead on Tuesday evening at around 6pm following a heavy downpour, while in his house in Bugambe together with his family members.

The identities of the other family members who include his wife and children could not be established. They are currently seeking treatment in different clinics in Hoima Municipality

This is not the only lightning incident in Hoima.  

In September last year lightning struck Buhanika Sub County and injured 16 pupils of Kifumura Primary School.

The following month in October, lightning struck dead four pupils of St Prisca Primary school located in Nyarugabu cell Kiduuma ward in Busiisi division Hoima Municipality.