Five pupils struck with lightning in Kabale

Five pupils have been left unconscious after they were struck by lightning.

The five are currently admitted at Hamurwa health center four in Kabale District.

The police spokesman for Kigezi region Mr. Elly Maate said that the incident happened on Oct 1 at around 5:30PM during a drizzle as the pupils were in their dormitory.

Maate has advised school owners to always put lightning conductors on top of their school buildings to avoid such incidents.

The officer in charge for Hamurwa Health center four, Mr Patrick Kabwiga said that they have referred two of the victims initially admitted at his facility to Kabale regional referral hospital because their situation was worsening but the rest were steadily improving.