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Uganda: Six killed in a lightning strike

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Lightning struck the northern Uganda district of Pader on Thursday, November 7, killing six people.

However, the lightning left eleven others critically injured.

Meanwhile, the Police Commander, Tom Bainomugisha confirmed the incident.

Moreover, a group of people gathered under a big tree when the lightning struck during a morning drizzle.

In fact, the group had spent the night in prayers for a bereaved person when the incident occurred.

Recall that the weather department in the country earlier warned citizens to be careful as some parts of the country are likely to face flooding, lightning, and mudslides.

Although, lightning is common in the region.

Four farmers died by lightning in the southwestern district of Kanungu in September this year.

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