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Lightning kills 2, injures 12 students in Amudat

Amudat hospital where the injured students are admitted

Amudat hospital where the injured students are admitted

A lightning strike killed two pupils of Akorikeya primary school and injured 12 others in Abiliyep sub-county, Amudat district in northern Uganda.

The pupils aged between 13 and 15 were struck on Friday while playing in the school compound during the heavy downpour at around 5:30 pm according to George Owanyi, Amudat resident district commissioner (RDC). 

Owanyi said that the injured pupils are currently admitted and are responding to treatment. This incident comes nearly two months after lightning struck a nurse and a cleaner at Kaabong hospital in Kaabong district.

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