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Lighting injures nine, kills one in Musanze

By IGIHE
On 5 May 2021 at 01:04

Lighting has truck ten people doing construction works in Musanze district leaving one dead while the rest survived with injuries.

The incident took place yesterday in Rugi village, Kampanga cell, Kinigi sector in Musanze district as they carried out usual works at the construction site of Ellen Degeneres Campus.

The deceased is identified as Jules Gahizi, 25, who worked with Design Company Group Ltd.

The executive secretary of Kinigi sector, Innocent Twagirimana has said that some survivors admitted at Ruhengeri Hospital have been discharged.

“It is true that lightning struck ten people of whom one died upon arrival at hospital. Others who survived with injuries have been discharged except two traumatized ones,” he said.

Lightning also struck dead another man in Busogo sector in Musanze district last week.

Citizens are urged to avoid shelter under trees, stay away from telecommunications towers, unplug all sorts of electronics and avoid iron made materials among others as it rains to avoid lightning accidents.


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