Sheema: One person died and three others sustained injuries after being struck by lightning last night in Nkuna 1, Nyabubare parish, Nyabubare Sub-county, Bushenyi district.The deceased has been identified as Joseph Atwiine, son of Moses Kabete. Those who sustained injuries have since been admitted at Ishaka Adventist hospital and Kampala International University Teaching Hospital respectively.
However, the incident comes a few days after five people being struck dead at a tea plantation in Bushenyi district. On Tuesday, Lightening struck 30 people who were plucking tea leaves in Nyanga village Bitoma town council, Bushenyi district. Most people in the area are now alleging that Bushenyi is prone to lightning strikes because of various minerals in the area. During the burial of the deceased, area MP aka chief campaigner for Gikwateko Raphael Magyezi advised residents to install lightning conductors at their homes and gardens to avoid such tragic incidents.