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Lighting strikes student dead in Rutsiro

By IGIHE
On 8 February 2021 at 07:22

Lighting has struck three children, killing one and left two children from the same family traumatized. The deceased is a girl studying in Senior 4.

The incident took place on Sunday around 2am in Musasa sector, Rutsiro district, Western Province.

The survivors of lighting strike were taken to Murunda hospital for medical attention.

The executive secretary of Musasa sector, Ruzindana Ladislas has said that the lightening caused several damages.

“Apart from these children, lightning also struck a woman in the neighborhood who survived with injury on the leg. She has gone for medical attention at nearby heath center. Lighting also destroyed a CashPower and electric pole at sector offices,” he said.

Ruzindana appealed on residents to avoid sheltering under trees and urged them to unplug all sorts of electronics as it rains.


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