The Borneo Post (Sabah)

At least 16 dead as lightning strikes church

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KIGALI: At least 16 people were killed and dozens more injured after lightning struck a SeventhDay Adventist church in Rwanda, a local official said yesterday.

Fourteen victims were killed on the spot as lightning hit the church in the Nyaruguru district in the Southern Province on Saturday, local mayor Habitegeko Francois said.

Two others died later from their injuries, he said.

He added that 140 people involved in the incident had been rushed to hospital and district health centres, but that many had already been discharged. — AFP

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