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16 people died while dozens injured during thunder strike

Thunder strike church in Rwanda.
About dozen of people were injure while 16 people died instantly.

Thunder strike, 16 people were killed and dozens were injured after lightning struck a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda, a local official said on Sunday.

According to punch, Fourteen victims were killed on the spot as lightning hit the church in the Nyaruguru district in the Southern Province on Saturday, a local mayor Habitegeko Francois told AFP over the phone.

He also said two others died later from their injuries.

He added that 140 people involved in the incident had been rushed to hospital and district health centres, but that many had already been discharged.

The Doctors he charge of the incident said that only three people are in critical condition but they are getting better now.

According to punch, a similar incident has occur before earlier on Friday, when lightning struck a group of 18 students, killing one of them.

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