Events News

At least 16 dead as lightning strikes Rwanda church


lightningAt least 16 people were killed and dozens more injured after lightning struck a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda, a local official said Sunday.

READ ALSO: Mother’s Day: Cleric calls for increased sensitisation on safe motherhood

Fourteen victims were killed on the spot as lightning hit the church in the Nyaruguru district in the Southern Province on Saturday, local mayor Habitegeko Francois told AFP over the phone.

Two others died later from their injuries, he said.

He added that 140 people involved in the incident had been rushed to hospital and district health centres, but that many had already been discharged.

“Doctors say that only three of them are in critical condition but they are getting better,” he said.

READ ALSO: 16 Ukrainians arrested for illegal oil trade

According to the mayor, a similar accident took place on Friday when lightning struck a group of 18 students, killing one of them.


Click Here to download our mobile APP on your android phone

About the author



jocuws is a blog platform of up-to-date news of happenings around us and in the world at large

Comment Here


Follow Us on Instagram

We use cookies. By browsing our site you agree to our use of cookies. Read moreAccept