Lightning Kills 3 Pupils in Yumbe

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The incident occurred at 9:30 am on Wednesday during a heavy downpour, when pupils and teachers were in class. 60 pupils were rushed to Mingoyo Health Center II for treatment.

Lightning has struck dead three pupils of Mingoyo Primary School in Yumbe District.
 

The incident occurred at 9:30 am on Wednesday during a heavy downpour, when pupils and teachers were in class. 60 pupils have been rushed to Mingoyo Health Center II for treatment.

The identities of the dead pupils are yet to be established.

Irene Nakasiita, the Public Relations Manager Uganda Red Cross says that the Red Cross team members from Arua district are already on the ground to help the affected pupils.

"Until a full assessment is done, we cannot give you further details of the tragic incident," said Nakasiita.

Jane Alejo, the Secretary Social Services Yumbe District says that the school which has a student population of more than 600 students lacks lightning arrestors.