Lightning kills 16 Rwandan churchgoers

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A single bolt of lightning strikes over Johannesburg on December 14, 2013.

A single bolt of lightning strikes over Johannesburg on December 14, 2013.

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A single bolt of lightning strikes over Johannesburg on December 14, 2013.

A single bolt of lightning strikes over Johannesburg on December 14, 2013.

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.

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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.