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Father, son struck dead by lightning



A 45 – year – old man and his son were on Sunday struck dead by a bolt of lightning at their home in Lamwo District in Uganda , local leaders said .
The incident which happened at Lumodo east village , Palabule parish , Lamwo town council at about 4 : 30 pm during a rainfall also left three other people with severe bodily injuries , reports Daily Monitor .

The late father and son were David Obwor and his son George Obalim , 10 , while the injured were identified as Bosco Olol , 40 , Jennifer Abwor and a five -year – old girl only identified as Ajalo .

Mr George Nyeko, the LCIII Chairperson Lamwo Town Council said the injured were rushed to Lukung Health Center III , where they are currently receiving medical treatment .

Mr Nyeko noted that Obwor and those who sustained injuries were seated under a tree in their compound when lightning struck them .

He explained that the survivors were visiting the Obwor family when the incident happened .