Lightning kills 16 in southern Rwanda in separate incidents
At least 16 people were killed and dozens of others injured after being struck by lightning in the past two days in southern Rwanda, an official said on Saturday, XInhua reported.
Lighting hit 45 people who were praying around 11 a.m. on Saturday, leaving 14 of them dead, Nyaruguru district mayor Francois Habitegeko told a media briefing.
Some of the injured remain in critical condition, he said.
Two other people, including a primary school pupil, died early Friday after being struck by lightning, he added.
Sixteen others were injured in the lightning strike on Friday, the mayor said.