Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Four dead as lightning strikes Burundi mass

From The "No Comment" Department-

Lightning struck a church during Sunday mass in southern Burundi, killing the preacher and three of his flock, local officials told AFP.

"Yesterday morning, heavy rains and thunder came down on the Buruhukiro area," the mayor of the local town of Rumonge, Gerard Ndikumana, said Monday.

"Lightning struck the Anglican church and killed four members of the congregation on the spot, including the preacher," he said.

Six other people were wounded and several other buildings damaged in the same incident, which came as heavy downpours wreaked chaos across the small central African nation.


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