Lightening has killed one child and injured a sibling in Rukandabyuma cell, Rugengabari sector of Burera District.
Speaking to IGIHE, the executive secretary of Rugengabari sector, Emmanuel Mbarushimana said that the incident happened yesterday around 6:00pm, when both children were at home.
“It is true; both have been struck by lightning. The youngest was 13-year-old and died instantly, whereas the elder was taken to the hospital” he said.
He said that the injured has been discharged by the hospital today, following his improvement.
Mbarushimana said that it was the first time the incident happened in the sector and urged residents to install thunder arresters in public spaces.