The incident happened on Thursday 16th March 2023 in Rweya Village, Kamanyenga Cell around 1p.m.
Nyirabageni and her daughter were from Karambo Village, Gasheke Cell of Bushenge Sector in Nyamasheke District.
The lightning struck them on their way to a ceremony known as ‘Gufata Irembo’ at the home of Joel Hategekimana. The latter is the phase when two families formally approve of the relationship between their children that intend to get married.
Abayisenga was carrying his four-month old baby on the back who survived.
The Executive Secretary of Nkanka Sector, Gervais Ntivuguruzwa has told IGIHE that the deceased were struck dead in 300 meters before reaching their destination as it started raining heavily.
He disclosed that local leaders and residents rushed to the scene as soon as they learnt about the incident and took the baby to Nkanka Health Center for medical checkup.
Rusizi District provided a vehicle that carried bodies of the deceased back home.