60 girls injured by lightning strike in Bungoma


60 girls injured by lightning strike in Bungoma
One of the 60 students from St. Brigid Nangwe Girls High School injured following lightning strike.

In Summary

  • The students were reportedly in class for their evening preps when lightning struck at around 8p.m leading to a stampede.
  • Fifty of the students were treated and discharged while the remaining ten are still admitted but are in stable condition.
  • Confirming the incident, the school Principal Fransisca Munyasia stated that the students are presently undergoing counseling at the institution.

Sixty students of St. Brigid Nangwe Girls High School in Bungoma County were on Sunday night injured following a lightning strike.

The students were reportedly in class for their evening preps when lightning struck at around 8pm leading to a stampede.

Fifty of the students were treated and discharged while the remaining 10 are still admitted but are in stable condition.

Confirming the incident, the school Principal Fransisca Munyasia stated that the students are presently undergoing counseling at the institution.

Ms. Munyasia further called upon the county government, under the emergency kitty, to install lightning arresters to avoid any similar future incidents.

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