When one is struck by lightning, an explosive force carries them off their feet, plunging them onto the ground. It leaves one without any control of their senses for the first few moments. Well, at least that is the story of Godfrey Businge, a lightning survivor.
Lightning injuries and deaths were never the material that news headlines are made of. But in 2011, lightening has sent shock waves across the country.
An unspecified number of people and livestock have died, causing panic in both urban and rural areas. Almost each part of the country has had its share of this disaster.
This week’s edition of National Perspective explores the lightning disaster that has intensified in Uganda and beyond. To get an understanding of the disaster and if it can be avoided, listen to this week’s edition.