Six students and their teacher in Kigoma region were killed by a lightning strike today (Tuesday) — months after lightning struck a nearby school, also killing six students and a teacher.
“The school children killed by the lightning strike were aged between seven and nine,” says Kigoma regional police chief Ferdinand Mtui.
Mtui, speaking to Reuters news agency, says over a dozen others were injured.
In February, lightning struck a different school in Kigoma region, also killing six students and a teacher.
Lightning strike fatalities are not uncommon during rainy season: another person was killed in Kigoma region today (Tuesday,) while five churchgoers were killed during Easter services earlier in April.
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