Uganda Lightning Strikes Kill 15 ... in One Week

Another 52 people are injured
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 28, 2011 2:14 PM CDT
Shocking! Lightning strikes kill 15 in Uganda, 52 wounded over eastern Africa.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Officials in Uganda say a recent spate of lightning strikes has killed 15 people in one week. Several police officials across the East African nation cited incidents. In all, they said 52 people have also been inured by the strikes. A strike last week killed three school children who were playing soccer outside and wounded 10 more, a police official said. He says another strike three days later killed one child and injured six others. A meteorologist says the lack of lightning conductors on buildings doesn't help.

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