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KISORO: 15 year old P7 pupil struck by lightning during exams

KISORO: A 15 year old pupil seating for her Primary Leaving Examination PLE at Chuho Primary School in Chuho village, Rwingwe parish, Nyakabande sub county was struck by lightning shortly after doing her Mathematics exam on Tuesday.

The incident happened at around mid day amidst heavy downpours that marred the first Examination day.

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The victim has been identified as Atwongyire Susan who became unconscious after the strike.

Wilson Habiyakale the Chuho Primary school Head teacher told this reporter that the incident happened at around 12PM after the Mathematics exam.

The headteacher revealed that the lightening also paralysed him for few minutes and upon regaining sense, he found Atwongyire in critical condition.

“I called a nurse from Zindiro Health Center III for assistance, but later the inspector of schools Kisoro District recommended that the senior medical doctor provide medication to the victim” he said.

Habiyakale notes that Dr Beinomugisha Benon a senior medical Officer at Kisoro hospital was later invited to offer first Aid to help the pupil sit for social studies exam on Tuesday afternoon.

The Headteacher revealed that other four students who were registered did not turn up for their final exams since some including Two girls who were impregnanted and the two boys who ventured into business.

Habiyakale wants the government to provide primary schools with lightening rods to help prevent similar future accidents in schools.

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