Lightning Strikes Two Dead in Bugiri

Lightning has struck dead two family members and injured two others in Bugiri district. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning at Bukamboli village in Iwemba Sub County during a heavy down pour.

The deceased have been identified as 32-year-old Alfred Kundu and his 5-year-old son Josy Kundu. Pascal Were, the LC I chairperson Bukamboli village says the duo died instantly after being hit by the thunderbolt at their home.

He says the deceased’s wife Anna Maria Nelina and their three- year–old-daughter Patricia Naliaka sustained burns on the head and hands. They are admitted at Bugiri main hospital.

Nelina says she heard a loud bang before a sharp light cut through the window only for her to realize that her husband and son had been struck dead. She says by the time the incident happened she was busy preparing breakfast.

Godfrey Musimami, the officer in charge of operations Bugiri central police station says the bodies of the deceased were handed over to their relatives for burial.

Musimami has members of the public to install lightning conductors on their houses to avoid similar incidents.

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