No fewer that 16 people were killed and dozens wounded after lightning hit a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda
Naija News learnt that fourteen of the victims died on the spot. the remaining two died from their injuries later.
The lightning hit the church in the Nyaruguru district in the Southern Province yesterday, local mayor Habitegeko Francois told newsmen over the phone.
He noted that over 1400m people were affected and had been rushed to the hospital, however, a lot of them had been discharged.
“Doctors say that only three of them are in critical condition but they are getting better,” he said.
The mayor also noted that the Friday before this event, a similar experience occurred when lightning struck a group of 18 students, killing one of them.