Lightning kills one, injures seven

By IGIHE
On 11 October 2017 at 11:17

Lightning in Kitabi sector of Nyamagabe District has stricken and instantly killed one person, leaving seven others nursing fatal injuries as they were plucking tea leaves in a plantation, following heavy rains that started at 9:00am until late afternoon yesterday.

The Executive Secretary of Kitabi Sector, Eliezer Nyandwi said that people were scattered in the tea plantation but lightning struck eight.

“They were harvesting tea as lightning struck and killed one identified as Gentille Nkeshimana. Five were seriously injured and taken to Kigeme Hospital while two sustained minor injuries and taken to Kitabi Health Center,” he said.

Nyandwi urged people not to work under rain or seek shelter under trees as a way to avoid risks of being struck by lightning.


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