Lightning strikes killed 18 children in Uganda and 11 adults in Nigeria

Victims of lightning, striking primary school in south-western Uganda, have 18 children, said on Wednesday AFP referring to the representative of the local police.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, in a primary school located in the province of Kiryandongo (Kiryandongo) of Runyanya (Runyanya), located at 225 kilometers north of the capital Kampala.
"The injured students were taken to the nearest hospital, and 15 of the most seriously injured children were taken to Mulago Hospital in the Ugandan capital," — said a police spokesman Nabakuba Judith (Judith Nabakooba).
In all, the lightning hit about 80 children.
A similar tragedy occurred on Tuesday in Nigeria, where, according to the local branch of the International Committee of the Red Cross, disaster victims were 11 people dead and 12 wounded. Eight of the dead were farmers — storm caught them at work, and they were quick to take refuge under a tree. Some time later, he was struck by lightning.
The rainy season has just started in Africa, but for the last week has already received several reports of the accident. Thus, according to African media, the number of deaths from lightning in Uganda has reached 50 people, and in Nigeria — approached forty. The number of wounded dozens.

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