The incident took place yesterday evening in Rulenge sector of Ngoma district.
The vice mayor for economic affairs in Ngoma district, Nyiridandi Mapambano Cyriaque has told IGIHE that the three people were at home when lightning struck them.
“Lightning struck dead the man in Rulenge sector as it rained heavily on Thursday evening, injured his wife and their guest. It also struck dead a cow and two pigs at the same home. Following the incident, health care workers rushed to provide first aid and took injured persons to a health facility for medical attention,” he said.
Mapambano appealed on residents to avoid actions that might endanger their lives such as finding shelter under trees and urged them to switch off electronics when it rains.
Over the past three days, heavy rains in Ngoma district destroyed rice store in a marshland between Rukira and Murama sectors.
On Wednesday, Rwanda Meteorology Agency forecasted heavy rains between 13th and 16th January 2021 and advised Rwandans to be