3 members of one family killed by lightning in Rubanda district

Three members of one family in Rubanda district have been killed by lightning. The dead are Ambrose Kanunu, 35, a resident of Rwamuyora village, Nyarurambu parish, Muko sub-county, his sons Justus Asiimwe,7, and Arnold Habomugisha Arnold,5, both former pupils of Bwindi primary school.    

3 members of one family killed by lightning in Rubanda district
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Three members of one family in Rubanda district have been killed by lightning. The dead are Ambrose Kanunu, 35, a resident of Rwamuyora village, Nyarurambu parish, Muko sub-county, his sons Justus Asiimwe,7, and Arnold Habomugisha Arnold,5, both former pupils of Bwindi primary school.    

Jotham Sunday the head teacher of Bwindi primary school says the trio met their death on Sunday at around 06:00 PM during a heavy downpour. 

He explains that Kanunu was sleeping while the children were in the sitting room when they were all struck by the thunderbolt and killed on the spot. 

Elly Maate, the Kigezi region police spokesperson in a statement noted that only Kanunu’s wife, Allen Uwimana, 32, survived since she was in the kitchen preparing food.     

Maate adds that they conducted postmortem and handed over the deceased’s bodies to their relatives to proceed with funeral arrangements.

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