Lightning Strikes Dead 9-year-old Boy

1650 Views Mityana, Uganda

In short
His twin brother Charles Kato, who was also struck by the bolt, has since been discharged from Mityana hospital.

Lightning has struck dead a 9-year-old boy and critically injured his twin brother in Mityana district. The incident occurred on Friday evening at Kiwambya trading center in Busimbi Sub County along the Kampala- Mityana highway.
 
Henry Kintu, the Mityana district Police commander identifies the deceased as Matia Wasswa, the son to Leo Musoke, a resident of Kawolongojjo village in Malangala Sub County. His twin brother Charles Kato, who was also struck by the bolt, has since been discharged from Mityana hospital.

Kintu explains that the twins were struck by lightning while playing by the road side. Magadelene Walusimbi, the grandmother to the twins says that her grandchildren left home to go and play by the roadside as usual. Walusimbi says that she was shocked when she received information that her grandchildren had been hit by lightning.