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Lightning Kills Two Family Members in Bugweri :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Lightning Kills Two Family Members in Bugweri

Salim Nabongho, a resident of Bulumoko village in Buyanga Sub County says the four had gone to harvest rice in their garden found between Bulumoko and Nkombe villages in Bugweri district this morning during a downpour when they were struck.
Two people have died while two others are admitted at Iganga general hospital following a lightning strike. 

The deceased have been identified as Sulai Kisambira and Salima Nangobi whereas the injured are Karim Kisambira and Mohammed Kisambira.  

Salim Nabongho, a resident of Bulumoko village in Buyanga Sub County says the four had gone to harvest rice in their garden found between Bulumoko and Nkombe villages in Bugweri district this morning during a downpour when they were struck.

“We were called by the children of the deceased after they collapsed dead in their garden,” he said. 

Samuel Kakaire, the PWDs Representative in the area, says residents are rushing to harvest their crops to avoid damage from torrential rains.  

“For the past two years. Seasons have become unpredictable with all year long rains. Despite advice from the political leadership, farmers will always risk to harvest their crops in the rain,” he said. 

James Mubi, the Busoga East Region police spokesperson, says the deceased’s bodies have been taken to Iganga General Hospital mortuary pending postmortem.  

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