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Lightening strikes Kibaale school, severely injures pupils, teacher

An illustration of a Lightening strike. (PHOTO/File)

KIBAALE – Lightning on Monday, July 22 struck a primary school in Western Uganda, injuring twelve children and their teacher in Kibaale district.

Officials confirmed that at least twelve pupils from St. Paul Primary School in Kayanja Sub County in Kibaale district are currently admitted at St. Albert Medical Clinic in the same district.

These were hit by a thunderbolt during a heavy downpour that occurred at around 4 pm on Monday, July 22.

PML Daily has learnt that some of the injured pupils include; Scovia Katusabe (P.5) Noweline Kemigisa (P.5), Tedson Asasiraho (P.7), Lillian Kembabazi (P.4), Betty Atuhura (P.7), Margret (P.6) and a one Joanita (P.4).

Concern about the number of recent deadly lightning strikes has prompted MPs to raise the matter in parliament.

A number of people have been killed by lightning and scores injured in the past month.

Prossy Namuleme, the School Senior woman teacher said that the affected pupils are from P.3, P.4, P.5, P.6 and P.7.

She said that all twelve pupils were unconscious after being struck by lightning.

Ms Namuleme said the pupils were in class when the thunderbolt struck.

Several pupils have remained unconscious till the time of filing the story.

In June this year, Lightning struck dead three pupils of Kisalizi Primary School in Kibaale district.

The deceased were identified as Robert Zabayo 14, Merina Mbabazi 6, and Moses Alinaitwe 7.

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