JOHANNESBURG - At least 16 people were killed in Rwanda and 140 others injured when lightning struck a Seventh Day Adventist church in the country’s south, AP reported.
A provisional governor reported on Sunday that the churchgoers were injured and rushed to a nearby hospital. Seventeen of the injured are still in hospital, two in critical condition, while the others have been discharged.
A similar incident occurred on Friday when lightning struck a group of 18 students, killing one. Last October, lightning killed 18 people in different parts of the country.
We received alarming word that this last Sabbath, March 10, at the Gihemvu Seventh-day Adventist Church in Rwanda, at least 15 of our Seventh-day Adventist members died and others were injured in a lightning strike on the church. Full statement below. https://t.co/KgIq6ONMGV pic.twitter.com/RI7BG2qsj0— Ted Wilson (@pastortedwilson) March 11, 2018
African News Agency