Lighting Strike Kills Six in Pader

Lighting has killed six and injured ten people in Laguti Sub County Pader district.

The victims are Sidonia Akello, Pauline Angom, Sunday Aketowanga,9, Grace Akello, 35, Alfred Olok,35, and a one-year old boy only identified as Owachgiu.

They are all residents of Aringo Yom village in Laguti Sub County where the incident occurred.

Tim Jokene a resident of the area said on Thursday morning that the incident occurred on Wednesday evening at around 10:30 p.m. during a down pour.

According to Jokene, the victims were attending a burial when the lightning struck a Shea tree under which they were sitting.

He explained that two people died on spot while others died from Laguti Health Centre III where they were rushed for treatment.

Christopher Mwaka Odokonyero, the Laguti LC3 chairperson said ten other people were injured and rushed to various health facilities for treatment but they could not be identified by press time.