Two Senior 4 students who just completed their exams were on Saturday evening struck to death by lightning, while four others escaped with severe injuries while in church praying in Rukungiri District.
The deceased have been identified as Blessed Asiimwe who had completed her studies at Bweranyangyi Girls School in Bushenyi District and the second victim was only identified as Oyela who did her O level at Nyaka Aids Foundation Secondary School in Kanungu District.
This was during the Sabbath prayers at Rwerere Seventh Day Adventist Church in Rwerere town council Rukungiri district.
David Asimwe, one of the people that was in the church says the lightning struck at 5Pm during prayers.
“It has been raining for about 30 minutes and suddenly we heard a loud bang and all we saw were people including the church caretaker going down.” He said.
Asiimwe says when they checked they found the two girls dead and four others injured including the caretaker of the church David Tugume and were rushed to St. Kalori Lwanga Hospital Nyakibale in Rukungiri district.