Lightning Injures Two In Mayuge

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Abdu Nasser Mulimira, the Officer in Charge of Mayuge Central Police Station has asked residents to install lightning conductors on their homes to avoid similar incidents. He also advises residents against standing under trees whenever it is raining to avoid lightning strikes.

Two people are struggling for their lives at Iganga main hospital after being struck by lightning.  They are Grace Bayidye and Ibra Kasolo, both residents of Wante village, Imanyiro Sub County in Mayuge district. 
The thunderbolt struck the duo this morning when they took shelter a maize grinding mill during an early morning down pour. Doctor James Isabirye, the in charge of the casualty ward at Iganga main hospital, says the lightning victims are still in critical condition. 

According to Isabirye, the duo was rushed to the hospital with severe burns all over their bodies. "They are unable to speak and developed some complications after the strike "he said. Isabirye says the duo is likely to take some time to recover from the burns. 

Jamilu Wante, the LC I chairperson Wante Village, says this is the second incident in less than one week. According to Wante, a three old child was struck to death by lightning in the same village a few days ago. He urges police and local authorities to sensitise residents in lightning strikes. 

Abdu Nasser Mulimira, the Officer in Charge of Mayuge Central Police Station has asked residents to install lightning conductors on their homes to avoid similar incidents. He also advises residents against standing under trees whenever it is raining to avoid lightning strikes.

On Monday, a soldier from the Special Forces Commander was struck dead by lightning and two others injured at the state house Entebbe. 

 

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