By Innocent Atuganyira
One person was struck dead by lightning during last night’s down pour, Buliisa district.
The deceased has been identified as Francis Businge alias Ukwai, 25yr and a resident of Tangala village, Biiso Sub County.
Denis Oyewa, the chairperson LC III Biiso sub county says Businge was struck at around 3; 00am while sleeping in his grass thatched house.
Oyewa adds that after the strike, Businge’s relatives rushed to the deceased’s house where they found smoke coming out of it.
The deceased’s body was at his home at the time of publishing this story as burial arrangements went on.
It is reported that the lightning also destroyed a number of electronic gadgets that were in the house.
One person died and five others were injured by a lightning in Biiso Town Council, Buliisa district in July this year.
Cases of lightning strikes are always common in Uganda during the rainy season that kill and injure several.