Sunday, 27 May 2018

1 pupil died and 21 others injured when lightening struck their school in Kenya.

A pupil has been killed and 21 others taken to hospital after being struck by lightning in Kakamega County.

The Class Eight pupil at Ebushibo Primary School in Navakholo sub-County died at the home of a retired nurse where she was rushed for first aid treatment.

The 21 pupils who sustained minor injuries were taken to Kakamega County Teaching and Referral Hospital.

Ebushibo Primary School head teacher Agneta Wawire said the incident occurred at around 6pm at Esumeiya Primary School where pupils were participating in a sporting event.

“We had just finished school cluster ball games with Eshienga Primary School when it started raining heavily. The pupils went to take shelter at the classrooms when the lightning struck”, said Ms Wawire.

The school head teacher has asked the government to install more lightning arrestors to prevent such incidents.

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