On Monday afternoon, 31st August 2015 in Lakerekere village, Palabek- Gem Sub-county in Lamwo District - Northern Uganda, lightning struck and killed three people and injured two others.

In a similar incident, on the evening of Tuesday, 1st September 2015 during a light rain episode, lightning struck at a football match between Kere and Kwosir villages in Kwosir Sub-county. The match was held at Kere Primary School grounds, Kween District in Eastern Uganda. Seven people were killed, six others were injured and are admitted in hospital while a survivors’ right side of the body was paralyzed. Chemwania village was also struck with lightning, killing three residents who were on their way back home and another severely injured.

For more details: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Lightning-kills-13/-/688334/2857162/-/1q1w0pz/-/index.html


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