Students Struck by Lightning

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A 23 year old student died instantly and three others were admitted in critical condition after being struck by lightning.

A 23 year old student died instantly and three others were admitted in critical condition after being struck by lightning.
 
The deceased, Andrew Masiwa was among a group of students during a football game played between youths of Buhabusi and Magale trading centre at Namisidwa polytechnic play grounds, May 14, 2013.
 
According to one of the survivors John Khisa, the deceased was hit by lightening as he attempted to flee in order to take shelter in one of the classroom blocks during the heavy rain downpour.
 
Three others who attempted to rescue their colleague were also injured during the lightning strike.
 
The three were identified as Joseph Wabusa, Patrick Khabusi and Fred Nandala.
 
The officer in charge CID at Manafa central police station, Caroline Epugai said the three are currently admitted at Magale health centre in critical condition.
 
She cautioned members of the public desist from moving especially heavy rain down pour as way of avoiding similar occurrences.