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Lightning kills pupils, injures 51 others

19 February 2015, 14:25 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - A pupil at Musikoma primary school in Kanduyi constituency was killed while 51 others sustained burns and cuts after lightning hit the school on Wednesday evening.

The class four pupil died immediately on arrival at the Bungoma County referral hospital as nurses were fighting to resuscitate him, but those injured are still undergoing treatment.

The health facility Medical Superintendent, Dr. Sylvester Mutoro confirmed that the victim who had deep burns and cuts died from the shock as nurses were trying to resuscitate him.

“We are still determining the effect of the incident on their health. Let the nurses and doctors carry out the examination then we shall brief you (the press) later,” said Dr. Mutoro.

Mutoro said that 36 girls and 15 boys are receiving treatment at the health facility as parents flocked it to check their progress.

Majority of pupils who had no physical injuries were shouting and wailing at the top of their voices from the shock they received from the lightning incident as the News24 visited the facility with nurses trying their best to save the situation.

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Bungoma County Commissioner, Mohamed Maalim said that it was their saddest day.

“Am calling upon the national government, County government and the Constituency development fund to erect lightning arrestors in all learning institutions to prevent such incidents in the future,” said Maalim.

Maalim said that four pupils who were in critical condition would be transferred to Moi teaching and referral hospital for specialized treatment.

Musikoma Ward rep, Edward Barasa who helped carry the victims to hospital said that a number of them need psychological guidance and counseling to recover from the shock they received from the incident.

“Am saddened by this incident. It’s unfortunate that the incident occurred in my area of jurisdiction and call upon the County government to hire guiding and counseling experts to talk to them so as to help restore back their confidence,” he said.

Bungoma County Governor, Kenneth Lusaka who visited the victims said that his government will clear the medical bills and also set aside funds to help in the burial arrangement of the deceased.

“We are saddened by this incident and my government will work towards ensuring that all learning institutions are fitted with lightning arrestors to stop such incidences,” he said.

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