3 pupils dead, over 70 injured in Uganda lightning havoc.



Three children died instantly and dozens of others were hospitalized when lightning struck a primary school in North-western Uganda, officials said on Thursday.

“The information I have is that three children died on the spot in a lightning strike on Mungoyo primary school,’’ West Nile regional police spokeswoman, Josephine Anguzu said.

Seventy-two others were injured in the incident on Wednesday, 25 of them critically, according to the Uganda Red Cross.

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Uganda has more lightning fatalities than anywhere else in the world, according to the United Nations Development Programme.

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