Pupils who were last evening struck by lightening in Mayuge district are steadily recovering, according to the health authorities in Iganga.
Nine pupils of Igeyero Primary School, in Iganga district were last evening struck by lightening while attending classes.
They sustained serious burns and bruises on their bodies, while others were rushed to hospital due to shock.
Dr. Mohammed Lubega, the Iganga medical superintendent, says six of the pupils have fully regained their consciousness and can communicate and eat well.
He says that the six xhildren- Laston Waako, Jalia Namususwa, Esther Nankombe, Moses Kabakubya, Julliet Buwala, and Dalausi Luwogo will be discharged by end of day.
Richard Ngobi, a primary seven student at Igeyero Primary School says their classrooms have no lightning conductors, hence exposing them to the dangers of lightening.
Igeyero, Bugodi, Bute and Namakakale fare prone to lightning strikes but in the recent past trees have been struck but lightning and no major causalities involving death have been reported.
Joseph Balaba, the Igeyero Primary school headmaster, says that classroom attendance has today been low for fear of lightening.
He says many children decided to stay away from school due to Monday's incident.
Balaba says the school administration has decided to launch counseling sessions for the affected pupils.
The Mayuge district website shows a total of 351 primary schools, 93 of which are government aided schools and the majority are private and community schools.
Most of these schools have poor infrastructure, with no fire fighting equipment and lightning conductors.
poor school infrastructure